Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses can help any healthcare practitioner to better understand their area of expertise, and may lend valuable insight into prescribing habits. Healthcare practitioners and prescribers are encouraged to consider the resources listed below.
- The Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a national training and mentoring project developed in response to the prescription opioid overdose epidemic. Its website includes numerous and wide-ranging CME modules.
- The American Association of Family Practitioners offers a Chronic Pain Management CME subscription.
- Boston University’s SCOPE of Pain (Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education)has printed and on-line training for physicians and nurses, as well as numerous other resources.
- A directory of accredited REMS CME on ER/LA Opioid Analgesics is available here.
- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offers a series of online training courses entitled “Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids” aimed at helping healthcare practitioners apply the CDC guideline in a clinical setting.