Massive Open Online Course

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice
for Non-Prescribing Providers


Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

This course will empower non-prescribing providers to directly impact the ongoing opioid crisis in the United States through increased knowledge and tools that will transform practice and policies. The course will inform you about the opioid epidemic and provide information and research about evidence-based strategies that are focused on prevention, intervention, education, or policy.

As a learner, you will have the ability to select all modules or individual topics that interest you most. The course can be followed in a linear or non-linear structure according to your preferred viewing order, and is taught by experts in the field of opioid prevention, intervention, treatment, and policy. Through lectures, panels and interviews, knowledge checks and quizzes, and additional readings and activities, you can explore topics that are most relevant to your work or practice.

The project was developed collaboratively between the Institute for Healtcare Policy and Innovation, the Injury Prevention Center, Michigan OPEN, and the Center for Academic Innovation.

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Impacting the Opioid Crisis Massive Open Online Course

 

This open learning course is designed primarily for non-prescribing healthcare, behavioral health, dental and social services professionals, as well as graduate-level students in these fields. Other individuals may also benefit from this course such as educators and physicians. Continuing medical education (CME) and Michigan Board of Social Work Continuing Education (CE) credits for licensure are available upon successful completion of course content. If you would like to earn CME/MOCA credit for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

Featuring IPC Core Faculty: Amy BohnertChad BrummettPatrick CarterRebecca CunninghamGina DahlemMichael EnglesbeJason GoldstickRebecca HaffajeePaul HilliardMark IlgenAllison LinJenifer MartinDonovan MaustQuyen NgoPhil VelizMaureen WaltonGolfo Tzilos WernetteSarah Stoddard, and Jessica Roche

Course Objectives & Curriculum

 

Enrolled participants will learn to:

  • Explain the factors that contributed to the current opioid crisis.
  • Understand the pathophysiology of pain and its treatment, including what opioids are and how they work.
  • Understand how to reduce unintended use and misuse of opioids using various strategies, including prescribing guidelines, surveillance, safe disposal of unused opioids, and intervention messaging.
  • Identify what strategies and tools you can employ to impact the safe use of opioids across clinical care settings and with a variety of populations.
  • Describe best practices for assessing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) and explain the evidence that informs these best practices.
  • Understand different aspects of public policy that can impact the opioid epidemic.

 

The course covers the following topics:

Module 1: Epidemiology and History of the Opioid Crisis (1.5 hours of continuing education [CE] credit)
Course introduction and overview of the factors that contributed to the current opioid crisis
Module 4: Working with Patients and the Public (3.5 hours of CE credit)
An overview of the strategies and tools you can use to impact the safe use of opioids across clinical care settings and with a variety of populations.
Module 2: Understanding Pain (1.5 hours of CE credit)
Introduction to the pathophysiology of pain and its treatment, including the definition of opioids and how they work
Module 5: Addiction Treatment and Recovery (3 hours of CE credit)
Overview of best practices for assessing and treating opioid use disorder (OUD) and an overview of the evidence that informs these best practices
Module 3: Prevention of Misuse and Abuse (3.5 hours of CE credit)
Covers how to reduce unintended use and misuse of opioids using various strategies, including prescribing guidelines, surveillance, safe disposal of unused opioids, and interventional messaging
Module 6: Public Policy (2 hours of CE credit)
Covers different aspects of public policy that can impact the opioid epidemic

 

Continuing Education (CME, MOCA, and Michigan Social Work)

 

This open learning course is designed primarily for non-prescribing healthcare, behavioral health, dental and social services professionals, as well as graduate-level students in these fields. Other individuals may also benefit from this course such as educators and physicians. Continuing Education (CE) for licensure is available upon successful completion of course content.

Accreditation and credit designation statement

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology™ (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®. Please consult the ABA website, www.theABA.org, for a list of all MOCA 2.0 requirements.

If you would like to earn CME/MOCA credit for participating in this course, please review the information here prior to beginning the activity.

This course is approved by the Michigan Social Work Continuing Education Collaborative-Approval #101619-02 for 15 CE hours. The Collaborative is the approving body for the Michigan Board of Social Work.