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Opioid Primer: How to Support Safe Opioid Prescribing?

Learn about the CDC's Opioid Guidelines, chronic opioid therapy, and tools to ensure safe and effective regimens in this CPE activity for healthcare professionals.

Jineane Venci
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About this course

Following the 2018 release of the CDC’s Opioid Guidelines, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals have become increasingly involved in the identification and management of substance use disorders. However, the wording of the guidelines has created ambiguity around the appropriateness of opioid use. Improving understanding of chronic opioid therapy will allow pharmacists and other healthcare professionals to partner with providers to ensure regimens are safe and effective. This CPE activity will focus on presenting guidelines as a “guideline” rather than a black and white application for all patients. Areas of ambiguity such as MED cut-offs will be addressed. Tools to help determine the safety and efficacy of therapy will be introduced. The relationship between mental health conditions and opioid use will also be discussed.

Release Date:06/03/2024
Expiration Date:06/03/2027
Universal Activity Number (UAN)0657-0000-24-036-H08-P 0657-0000-24-036-H08-T
CE Broker ID20-799357
AGD Number386503
Category:Controlled Substances, Pain Management
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Dental Therapist, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist, Social Worker Intern, Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Social Worker, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Certified Master Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker, Nursing Assistive Personnel, Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Dental Hygienist, Certified Nurse Aides, Expanded Function Dental Auxiliary, Advanced Dental Assistant, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Advanced Practice Nurses, Forensic Nurse-CSA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric Nurse, Clinical Nurse Specialist, APRN - Certified Nurse Midwife, Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker, Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Nursing Home Administrator, Dental Technician, Licensed Masters Social Worker, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Master's Social Work, Dental Lab, Licensed Certified Social Worker, Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Dual, Certified Nursing Assistant, Registered Social Worker Assistant, Denturist, Registered Dental Assistant, General Dentist, Pharmacy Technician, Bachelor's Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Advanced Practice, Dental Assistant Radiographer, Chemical Dependency Counselor, Chemical Dependency Counselor Assistant, Licensed Graduate Social Worker, Licensed Independent Social Worker Clinical Practice, Dental Assistant
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

  • Michigan Board of Pharmacy

  • Florida Board of Pharmacy



Jineane Venci received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Buffalo in 2009. She subsequently completed a PGY-1 pharmacy residency at The University of Rochester Medical Center and received a Masters in Clinical Investigation from The University of Rochester. She is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and is employed as a Senior Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at a large academic medical center.​

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Dawn O.Nutritionist
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I am always interested in continuing education in the areas of health, wellness, nutrition and mental health. Your course was well written, well organized and helpful in meeting state licensure requirements.

Priya M.Occupational Therapist
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Very well written, easy to digest, time efficient, and straight to the point. Thank you!

Cristina GRegistered Nurse
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I appreciate the convenience of the course being online and accessible through my phone and that it directly reports to CEBroker to support mandated education requirements.

Allison B.Nurse Practitioner
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I really loved this information. I was hospitalized last year for almost a month and I noticed multiple medical errors (not being hooked up to my IV multiple times, given wrong medication which caused my sodium to be very low, etc.) which lengthened my stay. I can now define those exact errors and better understand what happened to me. I hate that these medical errors are so common and I appreciate how well laid out your breakdown and categorization of them was.

Ronald H.Dentist
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I am always looking for concise ,thorough, and up to date continuing education, and this course provided exactly what I was looking for. Thank you

Meghan L.Physician
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Enjoyed this course! It squarely met my license renewal requirement as a physician. It was well-written, and an altogether enjoyable read.


Passing Grade

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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