Mayo Clinic Talks Podcast: Opioid Edition

*Meets Arizona, Minnesota, Wisconsin state CME requirements*
Physicians | Nurse Practitioners | Physician Assistants | Pharmacists
10 easy to access episodesConcise cased based conversationsRelevant and Applicable


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This is a three-hour long podcast series – (10) episodes – that are interviews recorded for self-paced listening. Mayo Clinic physicians discuss the new opioid prescribing guidelines and share real-life examples from their practice. The topics include assessing the patient’s candidacy for opioid therapy, and when deemed appropriate, what drug, duration and dose is recommended. Addiction and opioid use disorder are also discussed.

This course is compliant with Minnesota Statute § 214.12, subd. 6
Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Approved #MED-1042

*At this time these modules have not yet been endorsed to meet the new Florida HB21 opioid requirements.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program, learners should be able to:

  • Identify when it is appropriate to initiate or continue opioid therapy for a patient.
  • Select the best opioid medication, dosage, and duration for a patient identified as a good candidate for opioid therapy.
  • Recognize the risks of opioid therapy and recommend treatment options for opioid use disorder.
  • Recall non-pharmacological and implantable device alternatives for the treatment of pain and ongoing pain management.

Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D. - Course Director
Emergency Medicine

Halena M. Gazelka, M.D. - Course Director
Anesthesia - Pain Clinic

Holly L. Geyer, M.D. - Course Director
Hospital Internal Medicine

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 ABS
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 


Holly L. Geyer, M.D.

Hospital Internal Medicine physician, who serves as a practice leader working with the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D.

Emergency physician, who serves as a practice leader working with the opioid stewardship program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester


Halena M. Gazelka, M.D.

Anesthesiologist boarded in pain and palliative medicine at Mayo Clinic in Rochester


David C. Patchett, D.O.

Family Medicine Physician board certified in Family Medicine, OMT, and Integrative Medicine in Mayo Clinic in Arizona


Molly A. Feely, M.D.

Palliative Care physician board certified in Palliative Care, Internal Medicine, and Family Medicine in Mayo Clinic Rochester.


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement(s):

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.

Wisconsin Medical Examining Board Approved #MED-1042

Other Healthcare Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s), please go here

Available Credit

  • 3.00 ABS
  • 3.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 3.00 Attendance


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Registration required for CME credit.

Access to online streaming course is available from the date of purchase until the course expires on December 31, 2023. Credit must be claimed within that time period.

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