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New DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training

December 28, 2020 11:58 AM | Anonymous

The CEPO and DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Work Group has been working diligently to provide an update to the current DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program on the CE Management System (CMS).

The DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program stems from the presidential memo, "Addressing Prescription Drug Abuse and Heroin Use," from October 2015 that mandated training for all providers, residents, and clinical trainees in federal health care facilities who prescribe controlled substances. The memo is accessible at http://go.wh.gov/QyMgQT. It was created by tri-service experts and equips providers to improve patient outcomes for substance use disorders and pain management. This program will replace the previous version that closes on 31 December 2020.

The new DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program will go live in the CMS on 1 January 2021 and will offer participants 2.0 Continuing Education/Continuing Medical Education credits (CEs/CMEs). The training features a video developed by the DoD/VA Joint Pain Education Project (JPEP) to summarize the DoD and VHA approach to pain management, as well as, a video developed by the JPEP that provides clinicians and patients with an explanation and understanding of the New Pain Paradigm driven by emerging evidence regarding the risks of opioid therapy.

Target Audience:
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Physician Assistants, Dentists, and other health care professionals.

To access the DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program event flyer, please click here.

2021 Clinical Communities Speaker Series

The Defense Health Agency's Continuing Education Program Office has scheduled the dates for the FY21 Clinical Communities Speaker Series (CCSS). The CE/CME educational activities enhance quality of care, patient outcomes and population health by improving the practice skills and clinical knowledge of health care providers across the military health care system. Participants will have the opportunity to earn up to 7.0 CE/CME credits per series!

Save the Date for the FY21 DHA CCSS Activities:

  • 25 February 2021: Emerging Priorities in Women’s Health
  • 22 April 2021: Youth in Transition
  • 24 June 2021: Exploring Evidence-Based Practices in Modern Medicine Primary Care
  • 26 August 2021: Exploration of Innovations in Health Care
  • 28 October 2021: Promising Practices in Military Health Care

*Please note, event details are subject to change*

Target Audience:
CEs/CMEs are available for the following health care professionals: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Physician Assistants, Optometrists, Dentists, Dental Hygienists, Dental Lab Technicians, Social Workers, Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, Certified Counselors, Case Managers, Kinesiotherapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Audiologists, Healthcare Executives, Registered Dieticians, Dietetic Technicians, and other health care professionals.

To access the 2021 CCSS Save the Date Flyer, please click here.

Continuing Education:
The DHA, J-7, CEPO awards the credits, which are limited in scope to health care providers who actively provide care to U.S. active-duty service members, reservists, National Guardsmen, military veterans and their families.

Please visit the CE Management System to participate in the 2020 DHA CCSS Home Study activities and additional CE/CME offerings: https://www.dhaj7-cepo.com/


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