Safer Prescribing of Opioids after Trauma and Surgery

A collaborative learning series presented by the South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (SCWIHERC), South Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SCRTAC), and the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin (SCW), through a generous grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

SPOTS offers a series of seven monthly collaborative learning sessions, hosted from the teleconference facilities at the University of Wisconsin. Each hour-long session will start with a 15-20 minute didactic presentation from an expert in the field, followed by an open conversation between our expert presenters and the participants.


Participants will receive Opioid CME credit, and may either attend live or view recorded sessions online. Note that if you prescribe controlled substances, Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board requires that you earn two CME credits on responsible opioid prescribing between 1/1/2018-1/1/2020.

Prescribed pain medication after surgery and traumatic injury is among the most common first exposures to opioids. SPOTS offers an opportunity for collaborative learning with experts about best practices in opioid prescribing, and with other providers around the state about the current challenges and opportunities in treating our injured patients’ pain.





March 25 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed

Introduction to the role of prescription opioids in the opioid crisis

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April 18 • 12:00 p.m. • Drs. Jonathan Kohler, Timothy Casias, and Jared Hylton

Opioid prescribing for children after surgery or trauma

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May 23 • 4:00 p.m. • Drs. Mike Repplinger and Benjamin Schnapp

Opioid prescribing for surgery and trauma in the Emergency Department

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June 20 • 12:00 p.m. • Drs. Randy Brown and Elise Wessol

Opioid prescribing for patients with chronic opioid use disorder

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July 18 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Hee Soo Jung

Opioid prescribing for adults after surgery or trauma

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August 15 • 1:00 p.m. • Dr. Michael Lohmeier

Prescription opioids in the pre-hospital setting

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September 19 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Alison Miller 

Opioid prescribing by primary care providers for patients after surgery or trauma

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Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, SCRTAC, and SCWIHERC. The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Designation Statements

American Medical Association (AMA)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board as meeting the requirements for a continuing education course on the responsible opioid prescribing guidelines. MEB#: MED-1067

American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
The University of Wisconsin-Madison ICEP designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 ANCC contact hours. The University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Nursing is Iowa Board of Nursing provider 350.

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
The University of Wisconsin–Madison ICEP, as a member of the University Professional & Continuing Education Association (UPCEA), authorizes this program for 0.1 CEUs or 1 hours.