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 Deaths from drug overdoses have increased in Wisconsin driven by the explosion in addiction to prescription painkillers and heroin.  This education is meant to help providers make informed decisions about acute and chronic pain while encouraging the implementation of best practices for responsible prescribing.  Approved in Wisconsin, Iowa, and many other states.  Contact IPMA if you have any questions. 

Target Learners

 This activity is designed for clinicians who prescribe controlled substances. 

Registration Fees



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.

The Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association designates this enduring 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.

This education meets the Wisconsin Medical Examining Board's emergency rule relating to continuing medical education on its opioid prescribing guideline.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, you will be able to:

  • 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 practice


Karen 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 

Method of Participation

Learner pays the appropriate fee for participating in this online activity.  In order to obtain credit for participating in this activity participants must:

  1. Read the educational objectives and disclosure statements.
  2. View the four video sessions on Responsible Opioid Prescribing.
  3. Complete the post-assessment and receive a score of 100%.
  4. Submit the online evaluation and redeem number of credits.
  5. Printable PDF certificate will be generated.

Disclosure Information

As a provider dedicated to independent education and accredited by the ACCME, IPMA must ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all of its educational activities. It is the policy of IPMA to require disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or other relationship a faculty member, planner, or a sponsor has with either the commercial supporter of this activity or the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation:

The following individual have no relevant financial relationships to disclose:
Rodney Erickson, MD, Content Review

Karen Hulbert, MD, Planning Committee, Faculty
Heidi Ness, Planning Committee

Colleen Nichols, MD, Content Review 

Cheri L. Olson, MD, Planning Committee, Faculty

Commercial Support



The opinions expressed in the enduring educational activity are those of the faculty. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings. Further, attendees/participants should appraise the information presented critically and are encouraged to consult appropriate resources for any product or device mentioned in this program.

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