Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM) Tool

Download the Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM) tool here.

The Current Opioid Misuse Measure (COMM)™ is a brief patient self-assessment to monitor chronic pain patients on opioid therapy. The COMM™ was developed with guidance from a group of pain and addiction experts and input from pain management clinicians in the field. Experts and providers identified six key issues to determine if patients already on long-term opioid treatment are exhibiting aberrant medication-related behaviors:

  • Signs & Symptoms of Intoxication
  • Emotional Volatility
  • Evidence of Poor Response to Medications
  • Addiction
  • Healthcare Use Patterns
  • Problematic Medication Behavior

 

Fall 2017 ”Healthy Aging in Women” Conference Slides

SLIDES: Focus on Physical and Mental Health for Healthy Aging (Healthy Body, Mind & Soul)
Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC, AGSF, Geriatrician

SLIDES: Palliative Care: Objectives, Defining Characteristics, Language and Benefits
Amy Pilotte, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Lifespan

SLIDES: Understanding Medication Management Complexities in Older Women
James Beaulieu, PharmD, Lifespan Pharmacy

SLIDES: Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Janice Santos-Cortes, MD, University Urological Associates and Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders

 

 

Fall 2017 ”Healthy Aging in Women” Conference – Spark Award Winner

Dr. Lynn McNicoll was the recipient of this year’s Karen Rosene-Montella Spark Award for Innovation in Women’s Health in RI, which was announced at the Women’s Health Council of Rhode Island Fall Conference on November 16.  This year’s topic was “Healthy Aging in Women.”  Dr. McNicoll was nominated for demonstrating superior abilities in all areas of her academic career—not only as a dedicated and empathic physician, but also as an outstanding educator and innovative quality improvement activist.   She was supported for nomination with great enthusiasm, given her past, current and highly promising future contributions to the care of the elderly, especially women, in RI.

She asked me to relay her note of appreciation to the entire Women’s Health Council:

“I wanted to express my sincere appreciation to the Women’s Council for the Spark Award. It was truly an honor to receive that award in Dr. Rosene’s name.”

Fall 2017 ”Healthy Aging in Women” Conference

“Healthy Aging in Women”
Fall 2017 Conference
November 16th

The 7th Annual Women’s Health Council Conference
November 16, 2017 from 5:00 – 8:00pm

 

Location

The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University
Auditorium 170
222 Richmond Street, Providence, RI
Free Parking available at adjacent Richmond Garage
(See security for parking voucher)

Agenda


4:30-5:00 Resource Booths


5:00-5:15 Registration/Box Dinner


5:15-5:30  Karen Rosene Montella Spark Award Winner Announcement


5:30–5:35 Conference Introduction
Peg Miller, MD, Co-Chair


5:35-6:05 Focus on Physical and Mental Health for Healthy Aging (Healthy Body, Mind & Soul)
Lynn McNicoll, MD, FRCPC, AGSF, Geriatrician


 

6:05-7:30 PANEL
Facilitator: Jennifer Thiesen, MS, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, NE-BC, Director Care Transitions, Lifespan

Palliative Care: Objectives, Defining Characteristics, Language and Benefits
Amy Pilotte, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, Lifespan

Memory Disorders: Promoting Cognitive Function in the Context of Aging
Amy Halt, MD, PhD, Butler Hospital

Understanding Medication Management Complexities in Older Women
James Beaulieu, PharmD, Lifespan Pharmacy

Urinary Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Janice Santos-Cortes, MD, University Urological Associates and Program for Pelvic Floor Disorders


7:30-7:55 Q&A
Jennifer Thiesen


8:00 Closing Remarks
Carrie Bridges Feliz, MPH, Co-Chair


Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this presentation, participants should be able to:

  • State three strategies for optimizing healthy again in women.
  • Describe two different types of memory disorders.
  • Discuss the specific changes found in each pharmacokinetic phase (absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination).
  • Describe three defining characteristics of palliative care (as it differs from hospice).
  • State one surgical and one non-surgical treatment option for the management of a pelvic floor disorder.

Accreditation

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas of Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and Women’s Health Council of RI.  The Warren Alpert Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians

Credit Designation

Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Psychologists: The Alpert Medical School, Brown University has been approved by the Rhode Island Psychological Association to offer continuing education credits for Psychologists. The Alpert Medical School, Brown University maintains responsibility for the program. This program is approved for 2.5 Category 1 CE Credits. (Credits available to RI licensed psychologists only).

Physician Assistants/Nurse Practitioners: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 2.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.

Licensed Mental Health Counselors: This program has been approved for 2.5 continuing education units by the RI Mental Health Counselors Association.

Nurses: This Continuing Nursing Education Activity has been approved through the Northeast Multi-State Division, An Accredited Approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation, for 2.5 Contact Hours.

Social Workers: This program has been approved for 2.5 Social Work continuing education credits by the National Association of Social Workers-Rhode Island Chapter in accordance with the Regulations of the RI Social Work Board of Licensure. NASW Authorization # RI-6808.