What You’ll Learn

After completing this course, learners should be able to apply universal precautions to identify and assess opioid misuse, and prevent opioid use disorder (OUD) in patients with serious illness. Learners should be able to differentiate between opioid misuse and OUD.

Learning outcomes for this course include:

  1. Differentiate between opioid misuse and OUD
  2. Describe 4 opioid misuse behaviors
  3. State the 5 aspects of universal precautions in prescribing opioids

What You’ll Earn

Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • Case Management: 1.00 CE
  • Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.40 Pharmacotherapy
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
  • Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)

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Tools & Resources

Course 3 Key Takeaways: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Prescribing

Key Takeaways for Course 3 of the Chronic Pain Strategies for Patients with Serious Illness Unit.

Course 3 References and Resources: Risk Mitigation Strategies for Opioid Prescribing

Course citations and additional resources.

Opioid Treatment Agreement

Sample opioid treatment agreement.

William C. Becker, MD. Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine.

Keysha Brooks-Coley, MA. Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances with the American Cancer Society Action Network (ACS CAN).

Julie Wilson Childers, MD, MS. Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Katie Fitzgerald Jones, MSN, APN. Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, VA Boston; PhD candidate Connell School of Nursing Boston College.

Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW. Clinical social worker.

Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CN. Senior Director of Cross Continuum Transformation at the Camden Coalition and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.

David Hui, MD, MSc. Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE. Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care, Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research, University of Maryland.

Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN. Director, Center Pain Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology, and Research Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.

Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.

Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR. Chief of Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine for St. Peter's Health Partners Acute Care Albany Division.

Karl Bezak, MD. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC).*

Spencer Christiansen, MD. Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Dara Duncan, RN. Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse, Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit
Mount Sinai Hospital.

Maria Gatto, RN. MA, APRN, ACHPN, APHN-BC.

Gabrielle Langmann, MD. Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Master’s of Science in Medical Education Candidate, University of Pittsburgh.*

*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer

Contact information: For answers to frequently asked questions about CAPC courses, read the Online Course FAQ. For technical questions about course activity, email [email protected]. For questions about continuing education credits, contact 201-957-0077.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

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.

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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