CDC Offers FREE Continuing Education on Opioid Prescribing

Online CE Course: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a free CE program providing CME credits for physicians and ANCC Nurse contact hours as well. This activity is intended for primary care clinicians, nurses, and other clinicians prescribing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.

CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) announed a FREE continuing education activity on opioid prescribing in partnership with Medscape. Continuing Medical Education (CME), American Board of Internal Medicine Maintenance of Certification (ABIM MOC), and Continuing Education (CE) credits are all available for this activity - CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016.

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Distinguish recommendations for starting or continuing opioids for chronic pain outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care, based on a guideline from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Identify recommendations for opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation, based on a CDC guideline
  • Distinguish recommendations for evaluating risk and addressing harms associated with opioid use, based on a CDC guideline

Free Course Access Instructions
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