Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Recommendations from CDC
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, August 2017
This module will look at the CDC recommendations regarding the prescription of opioids for chronic pain. Given that it is sometimes hard to determine when acute pain becomes chronic pain, recommendations are also included related to prescribing opioids for acute pain. You will have the opportunity to examine the implications of these recommendations for treating your patients, and to practice making the best choices for their overall health and well-being. Please refer to the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain for additional information as needed during this training.
Receive free continuing education (CME, CNE, CEU) for this training by registering on CDC Training and Continuing Education (TCE) Online, searching for course number WB2857, and completing the evaluation.
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The Hope & Recovery
In the event of an opioid overdose, call to connect with a licensed counselor, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can also talk to your doctor about medication-assisted treatment.