November 2020




Opioid REMS Course

We are in the process of putting together the Annual Pain Care for Primary Care program.

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Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits:
Update 2019


Sponsored by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, this thoroughly revised and updated curriculum addresses: nature and pathophysiology of pain; assessing patients in pain; creating a pain treatment plan; initiating opioid therapy; managing patients on opioid analgesics; educating patients and caregivers; and understanding opioid use disorder. This program meets most states’ requirements for opioid education and is fully compliant with the Opioid Analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education requirement issued by the FDA in September, 2018.

Learning Objectives :


  • Describe the pathophysiology of pain as it relates to the concepts of pain management
  • Accurately assess patients in pain and develop a safe and effective pain treatment plan
  • Identify evidence-based non-opioid options for the treatment of pain
  • Identify the risks and benefits of opioid therapy
  • Manage ongoing opioid therapy
  • Recognize behaviors that may be associated with opioid use disorder

Please note: Participants MUST attend both parts I and II in order to receive 3 hours. of CE/CME and pharmacology.

The curriculum was developed by the Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE) and supported by an independent educational grant from the Opioid Analgesic REMS Program Companies (RPC).

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. 3 hours of continuing education and pharmacology credit will be awarded on-site by NPHF upon completion of the program Assessment and Evaluation at the end of the session.

The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of improving health status and quality of care through NP innovations in clinical care, research, education, health policy, and philanthropy. Our projects include developing continuing education programs, supporting NP leadership development as well as scholarship and award programs, and focusing on health disparities and improving healthcare access through community engagement. We are always interested in connecting with NP volunteers to help us with peer review, development of white papers, award application reviews and CE content development.

Contact: Pam Jenkins, MS, NP, NPHF Program Director at [email protected].

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