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.
This training activity will familiarize physicians, Advances Practice Registered Nurses (APRNs), nurses, physicians’ assistants (PAs), pharmacists, and other members of an integrated healthcare team with the recommendations found in CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain regarding potential benefits of using a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). These benefits include the ability to identify patients who might be at higher risk for opioid overdose or OUD and strategies for addressing risk factors. Interactive patient scenarios provide learners the opportunity to apply information presented.
After participating in this interactive training module, the primary and secondary audiences will be able to improve patient safety by improving opioid prescribing practices through greater use of PDMPs. These audiences will be provided strategies that will help them approach patients with greater confidence when addressing unexpected PDMP results.
Additionally, follow-up resources are provided to support continued learning about the importance of using PDMPs.
Please refer to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for additional information as needed during this training.