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Applying CDC's Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Interactive Training Series

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides an interactive, online training series designed to help healthcare providers apply CDC's recommendations for prescribing opioids. Each stand-alone module is self-paced and offers free continuing education credit (CME, CNE, and CEU).

Modules include:

  • Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC
  • Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids
  • Communicating With Patients
  • Reducing the Risks of Opioids
  • Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder
  • Dosing and Titration of Opioids: How Much, How Long, and How and When to Stop
  • Determining Whether to Initiate Opioids for Chronic Pain
  • Implementing CDC's Opioid Prescribing Guideline into Clinical Practice
  • Opioid use and pregnancy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Collaborative Patient-Provider Relationship in Opioid Clinical Decision Making
  • A Nurse's Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices

Anyone interested in training on CDC's guidelines for prescribing opioids is eligible to participate.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

This is a continuing education opportunity offered at no cost to the participant.

Application process

Modules may be accessed through links on the program website.

Physicians, nurses, and other health professionals can receive free continuing education for each training by registering on CDC Training and Continuing Education Online, searching for the corresponding course number, and completing the evaluation.

Tagged as
Health workforce education and training · Illicit drug use · Maternal health and prenatal care · Pharmacy and prescription drugs · Prescription drug misuse · Substance use and misuse

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