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Free online seminars on 10/12 and 10/4 for NE licensure opioid educational requirements

Sep 30, 2021

COPIC is offering online seminars to help Nebraska providers meet opioid CME requirements mandated by state legislation. Nebraska legislation passed in 2018 outlined rules for prescribing and continuing education around opioids and controlled substances. Due to COVID, the implementation of this was delayed, however, prescribers will have to attest to having met these CME requirements at the time of their 2021 license renewal and with future renewals.

Among the requirements are that prescribers must obtain 3.0 hours of CME on prescribing opioids on a biennial basis, 0.5 hours MUST cover Nebraska’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).

COPIC is hosting the following online seminars, free-of-charge, to help providers earn 2.0 hours toward the required CME.

Opioids I: The Pain that Won’t Go Away (1.0-hour CME, 1 COPIC point)—This seminar examines the scope of the opioid problem, and how to effectively use the guidance of the CDC, FDA, medical boards, and other best practices. Based on these resources, we describe practical approaches to practice more safely with opioids.

Opioids II: Strategies to Reduce the Burden (1.0-hour CME, 1 COPIC point)—In response to the opioid epidemic and the role of health care professionals in it, this seminar reviews the reasoning and criteria for opioid dose reduction and discontinuation, teaching techniques to encourage patient buy-in while overcoming fear and resistance.

These seminars will also focus on reviewing the CME requirements for Nebraska prescribers and how to complete them. We are proud to offer these seminars as part of COPIC's efforts to proactively support medical providers and help them navigate health care issues.



Please contact Carmenlita Byrd with any questions at (720) 858-6131.


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