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Changing Opioid Medication Paradigms for Effective Living (COMPEL)

The Chronic Pain Management Team at Dartmouth-Hitchcock initiated an evidence-based change in opioid prescribing practices. This presentation discusses the significant change management actions required to make such a change and how the section approached this on a patient-by-patient basis.

Activity Details

Start Date: February 12, 2019
End Date: February 12, 2021

You may claim CME credit for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

  1. Register for the learning activity by creating an account or logging in to your account.
  2. Click Continue to navigate to the Activity Material tab. Click View Presentation to view the recording.
  3. Return to this Activity page.
  4. Click Continue to navigate to the Evaluation tab; then click the Launch button to start the evaluation.
  5. Complete and Submit the evaluation and attestation form.

When the evaluation is submitted, you will be awarded credit. You may access your transcript for verification of participation at any time via Your Account. Need help? Visit the Support Page, send an Email, or call the Center for Learning and Professional Development at (603) 653-1234, Option 1.

  • Collen Olson, MS, APRN-BC
  • Debbie Fabry, BS, RN-BC
  • Michelle O. Isom, BSEd
  • Joe Caristi  B.S.

    All presenters are part of the D-H Pain Management Team

There is no fee for this activity, but to receive credit(s) you must register online and complete the online evaluation (you must register to access this form).

Learning Outcome(s)

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to discuss the historical perspective on the use of opioids for pain, and describe the change process that the Chronic Pain Management Team used to transition to a collaborative and consultative clinic and rely less on opioids for chronic pain.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • Attend the entire event or session
  • Complete and pass the online post test with a score of at least 80%, and fill out the activity evaluation. (you must register to access).
Speaker Disclosure

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Changing Opioid Medication Paradigms for Effective Living (COMPEL) have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

For more information on this topic, please go to: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/opioid-prescribing.htm

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