Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
July 7, 2017
An Online Training Series for Healthcare Providers
More than 40 people die every day from prescription opioid-involved overdose. The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides recommendations for safer and more effective prescribing of opioids for chronic pain in patients 18 and older in outpatient settings outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
This online training series aims to help you apply CDC’s recommendations in your clinical setting through interactive patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources. You will gain a better understanding of the recommendations, the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, nonopioid options, patient communication, and risk mitigation. See below for the trainings that are available, as well as those that are proposed, for the series throughout this year. Please routinely check back for updates and availability.