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Opioid Stewardship

Training providers to combat the opioid crisis

With the opioid crisis on the rise, it’s never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management met​hods. To address this crisis, we launched a self-paced online course in 2012 to retrain healthcare providers on current state and federal guidelines for non-cancer pain management. We updated and relaunched the course in 2018 to reflect the latest guidelines and to include new content on considerations for pregnant patients and worker populations. Our goal is to combat the growing opioid epidemic while providing the best care to patients. We partner with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention​ to continue to train providers and prescribers — including physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses, and dentists — how to prevent opioid abuse and misuse.

Online Continuing Education

Our online, self-paced course is designed for health professionals in Colorado who treat patients dealing with pain, including clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, and pharmacists.

Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:
  • Follow the latest state, federal, and professional association guidelines to improve patient care
  • Apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit*
Improve patient care and learn best practices for managing patients’ pain.
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Offered by Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, this course is based on leading research and best practices from experts at the forefront of combating the opioid crisis.

Center for Health, Work & Environment        Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention

*CE Accreditation and Credit Designation 
This activity is jointly provided by the Center for Health, Work & Environment, Colorado School of Public Health, University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Colorado College of Nursing and the Colorado Medical Society.

ACCME Accreditation Statement 
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Colorado Medical Society and the Center for Health, Work & Environment; Colorado School of Public Health. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The Colorado Medical Society designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CPE Credit Designation Statement 
The CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). This course has been approved for 3.25 contact hours of application-based CPE.

CNE Credit Designation Statement 
The University of Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Western Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission of Accreditation. This course has been approved for 3 contact hours of CNE. 


Content Independence Statement
​This CME/CPE/CNE activity is funded through an unrestricted educational grant from Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention 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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