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Bariatric Opioid Reduction Course

The Metabolic and Bariatric Surgical Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBSAQIP) is excited to announce that we will be offering CME courses for our metabolic and bariatric surgeons. This CME credit can be used to towards Standard 4.2 Surgeon Verification CME expectations. The first course, Bariatric Opioid Reduction, is available for 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 1 hour of self-assessment credit.

Course Overview

This ACS MBSAQIP Bariatric Opioid Reduction CME activity addresses the opioid epidemic that has become a leading national health concern. Charles Ken Mitchell, MD, FACS, FASMBS, discusses the Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) protocol, which aided in the implementation of a multimodal pain management protocol without the use of opioids, and decreased the length of stay for his center’s bariatric surgery patients.

  • MBSAQIP is offering 1 CME credit for surgeons upon completion of self-assessment.
  • The CME credit can be used for surgeons to meet the requirements for Standard 4.2 Surgeon Verification. 
  • The course is available to surgeons at participating MBSAQIP-accredited centers and non-accredited centers.

Gaining Course Access

To access the course, go to the Opioid Reduction course landing page and click on the Register/Take Course tab. If you are an ACS member or have an existing ACS log in, use your credentials. If you do not have ACS login credentials, create a profile and complete checkout.

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Please note: Course enrollment may take several hours before you are able to gain full access to the course content. If you are having difficulty accessing the course after checking out, please return to the course landing page.

After checking out you will have access to the course. Included in the course:

  • Video
  • Additional resources
  • Post and self-assessment questionnaire

After passing the assessment questionnaire, the CME credit will be added to your MyCME profile (ACS members only) and you will be able to download the certificate. Nonmembers will also be able to access their CME credits in an ACS transcript.