SPOTSSafer 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.
The program will begin in March and continue through September. The March session will introduce the role of prescription opioids in Wisconsin’s opioid crisis to all audiences. Subsequent sessions are targeted at specific prescribers: pediatric providers, emergency medicine providers, surgeons, pre-hospital providers, and primary care providers. We will also have a special session on prescribing opioids for patients with chronic opioid use disorder.
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.
How to claim credit for live participation:
1. Sign in with either your NetID or Visitor login for the UW Interprofessional Continuing Education Partnership website.
2. During the live presentation you will be provided a code. Text that code to a number we provide you, using a cell phone associated with your account.
3. Once you text the code, you will receive an email with the evaluation.
4. Complete the evaluation and claim your credit. You will have one week after the live session to claim your credit.
March 25 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Alaa Abd-Elsayed
Introduction to the role of prescription opioids in the opioid crisis
April 18 • 12:00 p.m. • Drs. Jonathan Kohler, Timothy Casias, and Jared Hylton
Opioid prescribing for children after surgery or trauma
May 23 • 4:00 p.m. • Drs. Mike Repplinger and Benjamin Schnapp
Opioid prescribing for surgery and trauma in the Emergency Department
June 20 • 12:00 p.m. • Drs. Randy Brown and Elise Wessol
Opioid prescribing for patients with chronic opioid use disorder
July 18 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Hee Soo Jung
Opioid prescribing for adults after surgery or trauma
August 15 • 1:00 p.m. • Dr. Michael Lohmeier
Prescription opioids in the pre-hospital setting
September 19 • 12:00 p.m. • Dr. Elise Wessol
Opioid prescribing by primary care providers for patients after surgery or trauma
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.