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Opioid Use and Pain Management CME Learning Modules

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The Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention’s Provider Education Work Group seeks to engage and educate a broad range of health care providers across Colorado. More specifically, the goal of the work group is to increase knowledge around pain management, safe opioid prescribing, and substance use disorder treatment by using a variety of educational tools.

On this page, you will find links to numerous training modules developed by the Consortium. The modules last up to an hour, can be completed at your convenience, and are eligible for Continuing Medical Education credits.

CoBank has been a generous sponsor for this work. The State of Colorado also provided funding through the Behavioral Health Recovery Act of 2021 (SB21-137).

Training Modules

Benzos: Appropriate Prescribing & Alternative Treatments
30 min • 0.5 credits • Instructed by Alexis Ritvo & Jeffrey Gold
Consequences of Benzodiazepine Prescribing & At Risk Populations
30 min • 0.5 credits • Instructed by Alexis Ritvo & Jeffrey Gold
Deprescribing/Tapering Benzodiazepines
53 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Alexis Ritvo & Jeffrey Gold
Benzodiazepine-Induced Neurological Dysfunction
45 min • 0.5 credits • Instructed by D Foster & Christy Huff
Safe Prescribing of Benzodiazepines: Lessons Learned from the Opioid Epidemic
27 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Alexis Ritvo
Benzodiazepines – Boon or Blunder?
60 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Steven Wright
Clinical Pearls for Safe Opioid Prescribing
55 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Don Teater
Opioid Reduction and Discontinuation Strategies
35 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Joshua Blum
Non-Opioid Pain Management
25 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Jonathan Clapp
Fentanyl Myths & Misconceptions
22 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Robert Valuck
Acupunture
35 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Tuesday Wasserman
Behavioral Aspects of Pain
40 min • .75 credits • Instructed by Brent Van Dorsten
PT Role in Pain Management
20 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Timothy Flynn
Fibromyalgia
20 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Jonathan Clapp
Low Back Pain
60 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Joseph H. Fillmore, MD, MBA
Buprenorphine for Pain
25 minutes • .5 credits • Instructed by Joshua Blum
Spine Interventional Procedures
40 minutes • .75 credits • Instructed by Scott Bainbridge
Pelvic Pain for the Primary Care Physician
50 min • .75 credits • Instructed by Nel Gerig
Sleep Disorders and Chronic Pain
46 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Scott Bainbridge
Chronic Pain: The Patient Perspective
29 min • Instructed by Terri Schreiber
Introduction to Substance Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment
30 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Lesley Brooks
Perinatal Addiction Medicine Pearls and Updates
40 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Kaylin Klie
Alcohol Use Disorder: Outpatient Management
30 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Joshua Blum
MAT and Stimulant Abuse: From Harm Reduction to Treatment
50 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Jeremy Dubin, Wendi Hoag
Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorder
40 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Joshua Blum
Trauma, Women, and Substance Use Disorders
53 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Mita Johnson
Anatomy of an Inpatient Addiction Consultation
27 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Dale Terasaki
Substance Involuntary Commitment Process
46 min • .75 credits • Instructed by Matt Hoag
Motivational Interviewing for Discontinuing Opioids
25 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Marla A. Corwin, Paul F. Cook
Running on All Cylinders
25 min • .5 credits • Instructed by Daniel Waldvogle
Chronic Pain in Agriculture
46 min • 1 credit • Instructed by Alison Hartman
Panel Discussion on Farming and Ranching and Mental Health
46 min • Panel Discussion

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership with Colorado Medical Society. The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

The planners, faculty, and all others in control of the content of this CME activity have reported no financial relationships with commercial interests that would create a conflict of interest for CME purposes with the following exceptions:

  • Steven Wright, MD; BioSciences Delivery, Inc. Consulting Fee, Advisory Committee Member (Benzodiazepines – Boon or Blunder?)
  • Nel Gerig, MD; Terumo Intervention System; Honoraria; Speaker, Aviation Medical Investigator; Grant Funds; contracted research (Pelvic Pain for the Primary Care Physician)