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            EMPainline ABEM MOC APP Educational Pathway

              The EMPainline ABEM MOC APP Certification pathway is a four step practice improvement project designed to satisfy the ABEM MOC APP Practice Improvement Requirements

              You will need to complete the following items in order to complete the ABEM MOC APP activity and receive credit:


              Pre-Activity Physician Survey:

              This required survey will capture your current opioid prescribing practice, as well as your attitudes and beliefs about opioid prescribing in the ED.


              Pre-Activity Practice Improvement Chart Audits:

              You are required to evaluate 10 adult patients presenting with pain, whom you've prescribed opioids, and complete 10 Chart Audits PRIOR to viewing the educational program. 

              u The information collected will be used to analyze and compare your prescribing practices with those of your peers as well as provide feedback on these practices.


              CME Program:

              u The accredited educational activity on ACEP's Opioid Prescribing Guidelines includes expert led discussion on opioid prescribing in the ED, managing drug-seeking behavior, storage and disposal of opioids, and an overview of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs.

              The goal of this educational activity is change in practice, not just knowledge.


              Post-Activity Physician Survey and CME Assessment:

              This survey will provide insights on your opioid prescribing practice improvement after the educational program.

              You will receive 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 credit after completing the Post Survey.


              Post-Activity Practice Improvement Chart Audits:

              You are required to evaluate 10 adult patients presenting with pain, whom you've prescribed opioids, and complete 10 Chart Audits AFTER viewing the educational program. 

              The information collected will be used to analyze and compare your prescribing practices with those of your peers as well as provide feedback on these practices.

              A total of 20 Chart Audits for patients presenting to your ED with pain are required to satisfy the ABEM MOC APP Practice Improvement requirement (10 Pre and 10 Post).


              In order to participate in and earn credit for the ABEM MOC APP activity you must first complete the EMPainline ONLINE REGISTRATION form to gain access to the online course material. Once you have registered you can access all of the course material right from within your user account under content assets.

                

              ABEM MOC APP Practice Improvement Requirements Summary

              According to  ABEM MOC APP Practice Improvement Requirements, all Assessment of Practice Performance (APP) Practice Improvement (PI) activities must follow four steps: Measure, Compare, Improve, Re-measure.  For more information about the ABEM MOC APP Practice Improvement requirements, click here to be taken to the ABEM website.  

              Once you have completed the four steps outlined above, you must attest to your activity to obtain your ABEM MOC APP PI.

              Attesting to Your Activity with ABEM

              Once you have satisfied the necessary components for ABEM MOC APP credit, you must attest to your activity.  After you have completed the 10 Post-Activity Chart Audits, please use the ABEM web portal for attestation.


              The steps to the attestation process are as follows:

              1.  Log in to your ABEM account at https://www.abem.org/

              2.  Click “Attest/View PI Activity” on the left-hand column.

              3.  For Activity, please select “Other.”

              4.  For the Activity Title, enter “Prescribing Opioids in the Emergency Department:
                   A Practice Improvement Initiative from EMPainline.”

              5.  For Location, enter “EMPainline.”

              6.  Complete all required questions.

              7.  Review and Attest your Activity Details.

              8.  Submit Request.

              9.  Enter Verifier Information. 

              Please use the following Verifier Information:
              First/Last/Degree: Knox Todd, MD, MPH
              Title: Director, EMPainline
              Street: 1488 Briargrove Way
              City: Oldsmar
              State: Florida
              Postal Code: 34677
              Country: USA
              Phone: 727-253-4739
              Email: contact@empainline.org

              You can click here to navigate to the ABEM login page and proceed as instructed above. 


              MOC Practitioner Resources

              The following tools are replicas of the tools used on the online course material and can be downloaded:

              Pre-Activity Physician Survey

              Pre-Activity Practice Improvement Chart Audit

              Post-Activity Physician Survey

              Post-Activity Practice Improvement Chart Audit

              *NOTE: While the above resources are available here for your convenience, you must complete and submit these elements via the forms in the "Content Assets" section of your "User Account."


              MOC ABEM Resources:

              For more information regarding ABEM or the MOC process, please visit the ABEM website at www.ABEM.org.  You may also contact an ABEM representative here or an EMPainline representative via the "Contact" tab above or by clicking Contact.