Responsible Opioid Perscribing

Our education is approved by the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board to meet the 
Opioid Prescribing Guideline CME requirement

 Approved in Wisconsin, Iowa, and many other states.  Choose to meet this educational requirement by attending a live session, or by taking an on-demand course.  Contact IPMA if you have any questions.

Live Education at Your Facility Delivered by Our Faculty or Your Staff

Contact Heidi at 608.287.6111 to find out how you can bring this education to your practice! 

Responsible Opioid Prescribing On-Demand Course $60/per learner

Credit Available

 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM

Prescription opioids are the leading cause of injury death in the U.S. Responsible opioid prescribing is an important part of any medical practice. This activity is designed to address evidence based safe opioid prescribing practices and protocol for opioid treated chronic pain patients. 

 This education meets the Wisconsin licensing requirements for opioid prescribing continuing medical education.   

The Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Opioid Prescribing guidelines was established to help providers make informed decisions about acute and chronic pain treatment -pain lasting longer than three months or past the time of normal tissue healing. The guideline encourages providers to implement best practices for responsible prescribing which includes prescribing the lowest effective dose for the shortest possible duration for post-operative care and acutely-injured patients. 

Additional Information


Karen A. Hulbert, MD
Associate Professor
Department of Family & Community Medicine
Medical College of Wisconsin

Cheri L. Olson, MD
Associate Director
Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
La Crosse-Mayo Family Medicine Residency

Commercial Support



This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).  The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designations

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Learning Objectives

*  Order and interpret urine drug tests for monitoring appropriate opioid use

*  Define the role of a controlled substances agreement in opioid prescribing

*  Perform a risk assessment on a patient for whom opioids are being considered

*  Identify factors that increase and decrease mortality in patients being prescribed opioids for pain

*  Gain references and resources to further study best opioid prescribing practices