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Account Information
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1. How do I activate my account?

-Once you have registered online, you will receive an Activation Email at the Email address given. At times, the Activation Email will be in your Spam folder. Please check your Spam folder and/or change your settings to allow emails from info@empainline.org.

2. I forgot my Account Password, how do I reset it?

-You can easily request to reset your password. Under the Login icon, you will see a tab at the top left named “Lost Password.” Submit the username you registered and your Email address.
Link: http://empainline.org/login.php

3. I chose the CME Only Pathway at first; can I change to the ABEM MOC Pathway?

-If at any point you decide to change pathways, you can do so under “Manage Profile” after you log in to your account. Click the tab at the top left named “Manage Profile” and change your Certification Option using the pull down list. To change to the ABEM MOC Pathway, select ABEM Path.

-You can change your option at any time to Educational Path (CME Only), ABEM Path, or Unsure.

 
Obtaining CME Credit Information:

1. When and how will I receive my CME credits?

-Once you have completed the CME Program Webcast, you must take the “Post-Activity Physician Survey and CME Assessment.” After completion of the survey and assessment, your CME certificate will be sent via Email to the address on your account. (Please also check Spam folder.) 

2. I only want to earn CME credits; why does my account show Practice Improvement Chart Audits?

-Your “Content Assets” show all available pathways. Please disregard the Pre- and Post- Practice Improvement Chart Audits if you are only earning CME credits. To receive 1 hour of AMA PRA Category 1 credit you must complete the Pre-Activity Physician Survey, CME Program, and Post-Activity Physician Survey and CME Assessment. Please check for completion of all requirements.

3. How do I print hard copies of Physician Surveys?

-You can obtain PDF files of Physician Surveys on our Website. Click the top tab named “Resources” and select Additional Practitioner Resources. Scroll down to find the documents pertaining to the CME Pathway.
Link: http://empainline.org/additional-practitioner-resources/


Obtaining ABEM Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Practice Improvement PI) Information: 

1. I work at multiple hospitals/clinics; can I collect chart audits from patients at different Emergency Centers?

-Yes, you can collect chart audits from patients at different Emergency Centers; however, the patient must have been under Your Care.

2. How do I attest to my activity to obtain the ABEM MOC PI?

-Once you have completed the necessary requirements, you can attest to your activity at https://www.abem.org/.

-Please login to your account to submit a request. 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.”
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Complete all required questions.
7.
Review and Attest your Activity Details.
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Submit Request.
9. Enter Verifier Information.

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

Detailed instructions can be found at http://empainline.org/abem-moc/

3. How do I print hard copies of Physician Surveys and Chart Audits?

-You can obtain PDF files of Physician Surveys and Chart Audits on our Website. Click the top tab named “Resources” and select Additional Practitioner Resources. You can find the documents pertaining to the ABEM Pathway under “Opioid Prescribing Guidelines Materials.”
Link: http://empainline.org/additional-practitioner-resources/


Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Information:

1. I live in Texas; how do I register for Prescription Access Texas (PAT)?

-You can access instructions on our Website. Click the top tab named “Resources” and select Additional Practitioner Resources. Scroll down to CME Resources and you can find a link named “PAT Registration and Report Generation” or go directly to https://www.texaspatx.com/TXNewRegistration.aspx.

2. I do not live in Texas; how do I register for a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)?

-You can access instructions pertaining to your particular state online from The Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Training and Technical Assistance Center (PDMP TTAC).
Link: http://www.pdmpassist.org/content/state-pdmp-websites


Practice Improvement Resources Information:

1. What else can I do to improve my practice?

-Our site offers many additional practitioner resources. Click the top tab named “Resources” and select from either Video Resources or Additional Practitioner Resources.
Link: http://empainline.org/resources/

-Video Resources offers a series of video clips presenting discussions between key opinion leaders in the field.
-Additional Practitioner Resources offers additional prescriber and patient tools, including: ACEP’s Opioid Prescibing Guidelines, Opioid Risk Tool (ORT), Patient Pain Contract, and a Patient Opioid Safety Brochure.

2. How do I provide oral and written instructions regarding opioid storage and disposal to my patients?

-We have provided suggested oral and written instructions regarding opioid storage and disposal for your patients. You can find the materials under “Additional Practitioner Resources”. Click the top tab named “Resources” and select Additional Practitioner Resources. The “Patient Opioid Safety Brochure” can be printed and handed out to your patients.
Link: http://empainline.org/additional-practitioner-resources/