Prescribed pain medication after surgery and traumatic injury is among the most common first exposures to opioids. SPOTS offers an opportunity for collaborative learning with experts about best practices in opioid prescribing, and with other providers around the state about the current challenges and opportunities in treating our injured patients’ pain.
Between March and September, the program offers a monthly session hosted from the teleconference facilities at the University of Wisconsin. Each are hour-long session will start with a 15-20 minute didactic presentation from an expert in the field, followed by an open conversation between our expert presenters and the participants.
The May 23, 2019 session will begin at 4:00 pm and will feature Drs. Mike Repplinger and Benjamin Schnapp, who will present "Opioid prescribing for surgery and trauma in the Emergency Department." Register here.
Participants will receive Opioid CME credit, and may either attend live or view recorded sessions online. Note that if you prescribe controlled substances, Wisconsin’s Medical Examining Board requires that you earn two CME credits on responsible opioid prescribing between 1/1/2018-1/1/2020. Each session in the SPOTS series counts toward one hour.
SPOTS is a collaborative learning series presented by the South Central Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (SCWIHERC), South Central Regional Trauma Advisory Council (SCRTAC), and the Surgical Collaborative of Wisconsin (SCW), through a generous grant from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.