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CME / ABIM MOC / CE

OTC Analgesics/Antipyretics in a Post-Pandemic World: Rational Guidance for Improved Outcomes

  • Authors: Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP; Steven P. Cohen, MD; Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES
  • CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/28/2022
  • Valid for credit through: 1/28/2023
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  • Credits Available

    Physicians - maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

    ABIM Diplomates - maximum of 0.50 ABIM MOC points

    Nurses - 0.50 ANCC Contact Hour(s) (0.5 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology)

    Pharmacists - 0.50 Knowledge-based ACPE (0.050 CEUs)

    IPCE - 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit

    Dentists 0.50 Credits

    You Are Eligible For

    • Letter of Completion
    • ABIM MOC points

Target Audience and Goal Statement

This activity is intended for pain specialists, anesthesiologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, ID/HIV specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, and dentists.

The goal of this activity is to reinforce the role of over-the-counter (OTC) analgesics as "essential medicines."

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding how to
    • Apply rational guidance regarding the safety of OTC analgesic drugs
    • Manage patient expectations about the appropriate treatment of pain/fever
  • Demonstrate improved performance associated with
    • Applying safe use of OTC analgesics within the interprofessional team


Disclosures

Medscape, LLC requires every individual in a position to control educational content to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies that have occurred within the past 24 months. Ineligible companies are organizations whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.

All relevant financial relationships for anyone with the ability to control the content of this educational activity are listed below and have been mitigated according to Medscape policies. Others involved in the planning of this activity have no relevant financial relationships.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company. 

The faculty reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible entities related to the educational content of this CE activity:


Faculty

  • Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP

    Clinical Professor of Family Medicine
    Assistant Dean, University of California-Irvine
    Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community (PRIME-LC)
    Irvine, California

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Johnson & Johnson

  • Steven P. Cohen, MD

    Professor of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine, Neurology, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
    Baltimore, Maryland
    Chief, Pain Medicine 
    Director, Pain Operations
    Johns Hopkins Hospital 
    Director of Pain Research 
    Walter Reed National Military Medical Center 
    Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences
    Bethesda, Maryland

    Participation by Dr. Cohen does not constitute or imply endorsement by the Johns Hopkins University or the Johns Hopkins Hospital and Health System.

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Steven P. Cohen, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Grants for clinical research from: Scilex
    Advisor or consultant for: Persica; Releviate; Scilex; SWORD Health

  • Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES

    Professor of Pharmacy Practice
    Associate Director of Experiential Education
    Midwestern University College of Pharmacy Downers Grove
    Downers Grove, Illinois
    Medication Therapy Management/Diabetes Care Provider
    Bolingbrook Christian Health Clinic
    Bolingbrook, Illinois

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCES, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Bayer; Novo Nordisk; Sanofi
    Speaker or member of speakers bureau for: Novo Nordisk

Editors

  • Kathy Merlo

    Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Kathy Merlo has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

  • Frances McFarland, PhD, MA

    Associate Medical Education Director, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Frances McFarland, PhD, MA, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Compliance Reviewer/Nurse Planner

  • Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Stephanie Corder, ND, RN, CHCP, has no relevant financial relationships.

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has no relevant financial relationships.

PIM

The PIM planners and others have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

Developed through a partnership between the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Medscape.



In support of improving patient care, Medscape, LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.50 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

    For Physicians

  • Medscape, LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 0.50 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. Aggregate participant data will be shared with commercial supporters of this activity.

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    For Nurses

  • Awarded 0.50 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education for RNs and APNs; 0.50 contact hours are in the area of pharmacology.

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    For Pharmacists

  • Medscape, LLC designates this continuing education activity for 0.50 contact hour(s) (0.050 CEUs) (Universal Activity Number JA0007105-0000-22-023-H01-P).

    For Dentists

     

     

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Medscape. Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of the credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

    Credit Statement: Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for 0.5 continuing education credits.

    Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.

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For questions regarding the content of this activity, contact the accredited provider for this CME/CE activity noted above. For technical assistance, contact [email protected]


Instructions for Participation and Credit

Physicians

There are no fees for participating in or receiving credit for this online educational activity. For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated on the title page; physicians should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period that is noted on the title page. To receive AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, you must receive a minimum score of 75% on the post-test.

Follow these steps to earn CME/CE credit*:

  1. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and author disclosures.
  2. Study the educational content online or printed out.
  3. Online, choose the best answer to each test question. To receive a certificate, you must receive a passing score as designated at the top of the test. We encourage you to complete the Activity Evaluation to provide feedback for future programming.

You may now view or print the certificate from your CME/CE Tracker. You may print the certificate but you cannot alter it. Credits will be tallied in your CME/CE Tracker and archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you can print out the tally as well as the certificates from the CME/CE Tracker.

*The credit that you receive is based on your user profile.

Dentists

  1. Go to www.cmeuniversity.com 
  2. Login or Create a New Account (will take less than 1 minute) 
     a.     If you receive a message when creating a new account that “the email you entered is already in use”, please click the Forgot my Username or Password link to have your Username and Password sent to you via email 
     b.     After logging in, you may be asked to verify/update your information; after doing so, click Save at the bottom of the page 
  3. Type in 17007 at the top of the page, “Find Post-Test/Evaluation by Course”, and click enter 
  4. Click on the activity title when it appears 
  5. Choose the type of credit you desire 
  6. Complete the online assessment  
  7. Receive an immediate CME/CE Certificate to download and/or print for your files 
CME / ABIM MOC / CE

OTC Analgesics/Antipyretics in a Post-Pandemic World: Rational Guidance for Improved Outcomes

Authors: Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP; Steven P. Cohen, MD; Susan Cornell, BS, PharmD, CDCES, FAPhA, FADCESFaculty and Disclosures

CME / ABIM MOC / CE Released: 1/28/2022

Valid for credit through: 1/28/2023

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