Tuesday, April 18, 2017

NEW Online Training for Providers Launches Today

Today, CDC launches the first in a series of interactive, online trainings for healthcare providers. These trainings feature the recommendations in the Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, providing sample scenarios, feedback, and resources. This series is intended to help healthcare providers:
  • Communicate effectively with patients about opioid use
  • Decide when to initiate or continue opioid therapy
  • Offer appropriate nonopioid options for pain management
  • Assess and address risks and harms of opioid use
The first training, and all future ones to be added, will be available for continuing education credit and can be found on the Training web page.