An interactive training tool was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan)

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use teaches health care providers how to communicate the safe use of opioids to manage chronic pain, and implementation strategies for meeting the opioid-related recommendations from the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention. The training includes self-guided interactive videos with decision points to help users learn how to:

  • Apply health literacy strategies to help patients understand and act on information to prevent opioid-related ADEs;
  • Identify individual risk factors, opioid medications, and interactions that place individuals with chronic pain at increased risk for opioid-related ADEs;
  • Recognize the importance of a multidisciplinary team-based approach to treating patients with chronic pain; and
  • Demonstrate the ability to combine the principles of the Health Literate Care Model and the biopsychosocial model of chronic pain management through case study examples.

Take the course now, and receive continuing education credit!