What You’ll Learn

The opioid epidemic is affecting communities across the country, leading to a widespread fear of prescribing. As a result, many patients with serious illness are unable to access safe and appropriate pain management, leading to unnecessary suffering for people with chronic pain.

This unit contains comprehensive training in chronic pain management, risk mitigation, assessing opioid misuse, and assisting with access to treatment for opioid use disorder (OUD) for patients living with serious illness. It addresses the connection between chronic pain, OUD and substance use disorder (SUD), and serious illness, and covers factors that impact decision-making for medically complex patients.

What You’ll Earn

CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits and MOC credits:

  • 4.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Case Management: 4.00 CE
  • Nursing: 4.00 CNE, 1.25 Pharmacotherapy
  • Social Work: 4.00 CE (NASW)
  • Social Work: 4.00 CE (NYSED)

The continuing education values listed on this page apply to the current term of accreditation for the courses in this unit. See individual course pages for more information about the accrediting bodies.

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Non-Opioid Chronic Pain Management

Course 1 of 4

Clinical training on the biological basis of chronic pain, building patient trust, and non-pharmacological and non-opioid treatments for managing chronic pain in patients with serious illness.

Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Course 2 of 4

Clinical training on prescribing an opioid trial for the management of a seriously ill patient's chronic pain.

Risk Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Prescribing

Course 3 of 4

Clinical training course on universal precautions to identify and assess opioid misuse, and prevent opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients with serious illness.

Treatment Strategies for Opioid Use Disorder

Course 4 of 4

Clinical training course for identifying and managing opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients with serious illness, and treating pain in seriously ill patients with OUD.

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