S.C.O.P.E. of Pain (Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education).
Since 2013 New England HIDTA has held a collaborative partnership with the Boston University School of Medicine (BUSOM) to offer an accredited program, the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education (S.C.O.P.E.) of Pain. S.C.O.P.E. of Pain is an accredited program, offering continuing medical education (CME) training to prescribers. Trainings are offered at a regional or state scale as well as at institution-based community settings, individually paced online trainings, print and live meetings.
The BUSM has been educating medical professionals regarding safe and competent prescribing of opioids since 2010. The latest iteration of this educational endeavor, S.C.O.P.E. of Pain, was launched on February 28, 2013. S.C.O.P.E. of Pain provides ongoing CME training designed to help prescribers safely and effectively manage patients suffering chronic pain through opioid analgesics.