“CDC released a new module, A Nurse’s Call to Action for Safer Opioid Prescribing Practices, in the interactive online training series Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids. This module helps nurses learn how they can support the implementation of the CDC Guideline to address the opioid overdose epidemic.
From a nursing perspective, participants will learn risk mitigation strategies, quality improvement practices, patient communication techniques, and care coordination approaches that support safer opioid prescribing. Clinical scenarios, knowledge feedback prompts, and a resource library are used to enhance learning.
All trainings in the series feature recommendations from CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, offer free continuing education, and are available on our Training for Providers webpage.”