Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids PI-CME

Welcome to Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids
From 1999 to 2014,more than 165,000 people died of an overdose related to prescribable opioid pain medication in the United States. Although the majority of the people who abuse opioids obtain them illegally without a prescription, implementing safe prescribing guidelines may help reduce some of the harms. Patients are often prescribed opioid pain medication for acute and chronic pain as well as for pain related to surgical procedures. All prescribers of opioid pain medication should be aware of the latest evidence-based approaches to managing pain with opioids, as well as utilize strategies to minimize the potential harms from opioids to their patients and the community.

This PI-CME Activity is intended for any PA who prescribes opioids as a part of patient care. This activity has been approved for a maximum of 20.00 AAPA Category 1 PI-CME credits. If you are on the new 10-year certification maintenance cycle you are required to have PI-CME. CAPA is here to help!

Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids provides you with:

    • A pre-assessment questionnaire based on current CDC guidelines for opioid prescribing
    • Educational resources that will guide you to recognize and improve any areas of weakness in following opioid guidelines
    • A post-assessment questionnaire to evaluate your success in adhering to opioid guidelines

This PI-CME activity is designed to take 1-4 months, based on PA-specific practice environments. Successful pain management, especially when utilizing opioids, is a crucial component of patient care.

To obtain Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids, simply follow this link for registration and payment. Once your payment has been processed, you will receive the packet within 24 business hours.


To obtain your 20 PI-CME credits you will need to send us your completed pre/post assessment and final evaluation. These are included in the Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids packet. You may provide them either by email, fax or mail to the CAPA office. Contact information is included in the packet.

A certificate of completion for Safety and Guidelines in Prescribing Opioids will be sent to you via email to the email address CAPA has on file. If you would like a printed copy mailed to you, please let us know by emailing or calling the CAPA office at (714) 427-0321. Please be sure to allow 3 weeks for CAPA’s review of your completed project.

For other questions please follow this link to Frequently Asked Questions.

The planners and sponsors of this function claim no liability for the safety of any attendee while in transit to or from this event. The planners and sponsors reserve the right to change speakers and/or cancel the event without penalty. The total amount of any liability of the planners and sponsors will be limited to a refund of the registration fees.