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Image of QTS ribbon. Course meets CDC quality standards.  Click to learn more. Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: Module 10: Motivational Interviewing (Web Based)

Course Summary

Course:  WB2957
CE Expiration:  12/28/2020, 11:59 PM (ET)
Available CE:  CME, CNE, CEU

The CE Deadline has been updated to November 5, 2022.

The 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain is in the process of being updated to include new evidence and recommendations on acute, subacute, and chronic pain. The updated clinical practice guideline is intended to help improve communication between healthcare professionals and patients and empower them to make informed, patient-centered decisions related to safer and effective pain care.

The goal of this training is to provide an overview of the motivational interviewing technique and how it can be best applied in a clinical setting where patients are suffering from chronic pain. This module will either introduce practitioners to the concept of motivational interviewing in a clinical setting or add to their understanding of its application through the use of various tools and learning scenarios. Participants will be guided to consider how best practices in patient-provider communication can be applied to their profession.

Please refer to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for additional information as needed during this training.

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Target Audience

This training activity is targeted towards physicians, registered nurses, and other health professionals.


Computer hardware, Internet connection, and web browser

Continuing Education Accreditation Statements
Continuing Medical Education for Physicians (CME):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME®) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention designates this Enduring material activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity

Continuing Nursing Education for Nurses (CNE):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accredited as a provider of Continuing Nursing Education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This activity provides 0.9 contact hours.

IACET Continuing Education Units (CEU):

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is authorized by IACET to offer 0.1 CEU's for this program.

TCEO does not provide CPE certificates. As a Pharmacist, you must log into the CPE monitor 8 weeks after the activity to obtain CE credit.