Training for Healthcare Professionals
CDC developed trainings to assist clinicians and other healthcare personnel to provide patient-centered care. Trainings are offered as full or mini modules and patient cases. Many of the trainings offer continuing education (CE); please choose the trainings that best meets your needs.
Shares benefits of buprenorphine for treating opioid use disorder, including its versatility for initiation in multiple clinical settings and effectiveness in reducing illicit opioid use.
Information on naltrexone and methadone can be found in the Assessing and Addressing Opioid Use Disorder module, and additional trainings will be developed.
Summarizes how opioid use disorder is diagnosed using the DSM-5 assessment criteria, how to discuss this diagnosis with patients, and how to treat opioid use disorder. CE available.
Outlines the core components of motivational interviewing, how to use it to facilitate the treatment of pain, and strategies to empower change in patients and promote healthier and safer outcomes. CE available.
Learn strategies to manage opioid tapering, potential challenges including withdrawal, and considerations for tapering and the benefits of interprofessional care coordination.
Shares strategies for managing pain and treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in emergency departments. CE available.
Learn what to consider if treating pain with opioid therapy and addressing OUD for patients during pregnancy and the postpartum period.
Learn how nurses can help implement the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.
Practice effective communication strategies that incorporate motivational interviewing and shared decision-making when discussing treatment options with a patient diagnosed with opioid use disorder.