Risk Management and Patient Safety Training 2015

The goal of this activity is to heighten physician awareness of: the current climate regarding the prescription of opioids; the intervention by government regulatory agencies; the media hype surrounding opioids; and the inherent risks that go along with the non-judicious prescribing of these substances.




Target Audience

This actvity is intended for physicians specializing in internal medicine, family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and all medical/surgical specialties and sub-specialties.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the steps to appropriate opioid prescribing, including: patient assessment, treatment planning, and follow-up and monitoring.
  2. Recognize the signs and behaviors that are suggestive of an emerging opioid use disorder.
  3. Identify four types of inappropriate opioid analgesic prescribing, including: the non-prescribing, inadequate prescribing, excessive prescribing, or continued prescribing despite evidence of ineffectiveness.
  4. Utilize the CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain in the care of patients at NorthShore.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Medical Knowledge
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jacqueline Rodriquez
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
CME Coordinator Contact Phone: 
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 

Course Diretors: 

Jorge del Castillo, MD, MBA, FACEP
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Department of Emergency Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine

Joan Coatar
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Assistant Vice President, Medical Group 

Accreditation Statement

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 joint providership of The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University HealthSystem. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.

This is an online course accessed by NorthShore clinicians through NorthShore’s Learning Management System, DevelopU. Supplemental information and resources are available for online viewing or printing from within the course.



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