Course 12: Special Populations And Patient-Controlled Analgesia
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™ effective 2/28/2020-2/28/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME Released: 2/28/2020; Valid for credit through 2/28/2022
Estimated Time of Completion for CME: 60 minutes
ABIM MOC Recognition Statement
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn 1.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for this activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME. Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai designates this enduring material with AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit(s)™ as specified, which can be applied to the continuing education of Physician Assistants. Physician Assistants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Nurses (Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Registered Nurses, Licensed Nurses)
This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Approver Unit, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CNE Released: 12/31/2019; Valid Credit through 10/31/2022
Estimated Time of Completion for CNE: 75 minutes
This course offers 1.0 Pharmacotherapeutic Contact Hours for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses as required for maintenance of national certification by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists.
This program is approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886437049-3087) for 1.0 continuing education contact hours effective 7/31/2019- 7/31/2022.
Center to Advance Palliative Care SW CPE #0257 is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers effective 8/1/2015-7/31/2024. As of May 29, 2019 this program offers 1.0 continuing education contact hours. While social workers are not prescribers, CAPC advocates that social workers are key members of the interdisciplinary team and should therefore understand the unique aspects of opioids and pain management in special patient populations.
Certified Case Managers
This program is approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification (Approval # 210002387) to provide 1.25 continuing education credits to CCM® board certified case managers.
Verification of Attendance (VOA)
All users that are not eligible for continuing education will receive a Verification of Attendance certificate upon completion of the course.
Course Media Instructions
Software Requirements: CAPC’s online curriculum, tools and technical assistance are designed to be fully compatible through multiple platforms: computer, smartphone (iOS or Android) or tablet running the following web browsers: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari, and Microsoft Edge.
Content: Each course is comprised of interactive learning components (articles, tools, or supporting materials), video and audio. The learner will be expected to complete various interactive processes such as matching, simulated clinical decision-making, fill in the blanks, and highlighting content.
To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online, receive a minimum score of 80% on the post-test, and complete the course evaluation. A printable certificate of completion or a continuing award document specific to the discipline will be awarded.
Target Audience: Each program is developed for chaplains/spiritual counselors, nurses, physicians, physician assistants, social workers, case managers, palliative care program leaders, and healthcare leaders (hospital, health system and community care).
Activity Description/Statement of Needs: CAPC’s online curriculum provides training in two critical areas. Technical assistance courses are designed to help palliative care program leaders address key challenges such as implementing palliative care in community health care settings. Clinical coursework provides fundamental training in pain and symptom management, communication, and other key skills needed to work with patients with serious illness.
Disclaimers: The opinions expressed in the courses are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor, the educational partner, or the supporter. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.
Activities do not contain information on commercial products/devices that are unlabeled for use or investigational uses of products not yet approved.
Faculty Disclosures and Conflict of Interest: It is the policy of CAPC to ensure objectivity, balance, independence, transparency, and scientific rigor in all CME-provided educational activities per the highest standards of ANCC and ACGME guidelines. There may be other organizations depending on the topic. For all courses, Faculty/Presenters/Authors/Content Reviewers complete conflict of interest forms to determine any potential bias or conflict of interest. Disclosures are available for each activity.
Copyright Information: All rights reserved by the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC). No materials may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in articles or reviews.