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  • Learn FDA and state guidelines on chronic-pain management

  • Assess and document pain and function
  • Develop a comprehensive treatment plan
  • Identify risks of prescribing opioids 
  • Use tools and resources to improve care and patient outcomes
  • Make a positive impact in your community

Supported by an unrestricted education grant made by Pinnacol Assurance


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The Opioid Crisis

Guidelines and Tools to Improve Chronic Pain Management

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Target Audience

This activity is targeted to physicians, nurses, psychologists, pharmacists, pain specialists, dentists and other healthcare providers who treat patients with chronic pain.

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​Activity Purpose

​This interactive evidence-based activity examines the best-practices and universal precautions for treating chronic pain and reviews the guidelines for assessing patients, developing a comprehensive treatment plan,  initiating an opioid trial and regimen, monitoring patients and strategies to manage the risk of opioid abuse, overdose, and diversion.

Accessing the Activities

This training is hosted on our eLearning site, CrowdWisdom. To access the activity (and to allow us to track learner progress through the program), you must have an eLearning account. If you do not already have an account, it's easy to create one: you just need to provide your name, email address, and professional affiliation.

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​Learning Objectives

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

  • Understand the prevalence of opioid use and abuse and scope of the problem

  • Examine the importance of incorporating new research and training into practice 

  • Practice recommended guidelines to prevent opioid abuse, dependence, and other adverse effects 

  • Define the evidence for improving pain and function


Evidence-based tools and resources

Pain Mangement Toolkit:Take advantage of these tools and resources to help you save time and better serve your patients.


Sponsorship & Funding

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Content Independence Statement

​This activity is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Pinnacol Assurance and sponsored by the NIOSH Mountain and Plains ERC and the Harold Hollis fund. The content was developed independently by the contributing faculty and experts and has undergone peer review by the chairperson. All materials appear with permission of the author(s). The opinions expressed are those of the faculty and are not to be construed as those of the publisher or grantor. 

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