Because of the COVID-19 Pandemic, the CAFP is offering a number of virtual CME opportunities to both our members and our non-members, as a service to our community of family physicians — scroll down, or check our events calendar for more information on upcoming sessions.
On Friday, February 26, 2021, from 12:15 pm – 1:15 pm, we will be hosting a virtual CME session with the latest Updates on the COVID-19 Vaccine Rollout. The session will be free for CAFP members and registration is required — see below.
The speakers are Brandy Emily, DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, Deputy Immunization Branch Chief of the Division of Disease Control and Public Health Response at CDPHE, and Gina Febbraro, MPH, Director of Strategy and Performance.
The session will cover:
- COVID-19 Vaccine Timelines Updates
- Updated Distribution Plan
- Vaccine Equity
CAFP members can attend this Virtual CME for free. Registration is required.
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
We hope to see you there!
On Wednesday, March 3, 2021, from 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm, we will be hosting a live, virtual CME session with our partners at COPIC to discuss Critical issues in the Opioid Crisis. COPIC points will be available following the session, which will also count toward Colorado’s mandatory opioid training requirement. The session will take place in two parts:
he Opioid Crisis Part I: The Pain That Won’t Go Away
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.
- Describe the current opioid epidemic, state and national data, and the various contributions to it.
- State the difference between tolerance, physical dependence, and addiction.
- Distinguish the specific liability risks in the medical treatment of pain; including misdiagnosis, overprescribing or under prescribing, overdose, abandonment, diversion, and vicarious liability.
- Review materials related to recently adopted guidelines from the CDC and/or state medical boards for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain.
- Apply tools to use in prescribing in the setting of chronic pain, including risk assessment, clinical and functional diagnoses, PDMP, opioid agreements, MED calculations, indications for pain specialist consultation, and appropriate documentation.
The Opioid Crisis Part II: Strategies for Reducing the Burden
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.
- Review candidate selection and standard of care monitoring practices for patients taking chronic opioid therapy (COT). • Learn to communicate the risks of COT and to instruct patients on harm reduction techniques.
- List appropriate scenarios for opioid dose reduction or discontinuation.
- Learn behavioral strategies to overcome patient resistance to dose change and to encourage buy-in, including gaining comfort with difficult patient interactions around opioid dose changes.
- Master dose reduction schedules and aggressive opioid withdrawal management to promote successful weaning and discontinuation.
- Recognize diagnostic criteria for opioid use disorder
The AAFP has reviewed CAFP Virtual CME: The Opioid Crisis Part 1 & 2 and deemed it acceptable for up to 2.00 Online Only, Live AAFP Prescribed credit. Term of Approval is from 03/03/2021 to 03/03/2021. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMA / AAFP Equivalency:
AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.