by CMS staff report

Working together, the Center for Health, Work & Environment and Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention have launched  this redesigned course to help health care professionals in Colorado stay in step with the latest opioid prescription guidelines and best practices.

Over the past six years, more than 2,800 health professionals have completed the course. And more than 90% say that they have applied what they learned in their practice. Building on the past success of this course, it has been redesigned to cover current federal and state prescription guidelines, offer guidance on how to help patients with pain return to work, and much more.

As the opioid crisis grows, it’s more important than ever that health care professionals stay informed about the latest pain management policies and practices to deliver the best possible care to their patients.

Any health care professional in Colorado who treats patients dealing with pain, from clinicians to dentists to practice managers, has something to learn from this course.

Gain the skills and knowledge to:

  • Follow the latest state, federal, and professional society guidelines to improve patient care;
  • Apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse in your community;
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit.

Enroll today at and click on the opioid stewardship link.

Categories: Communications, Colorado Medicine, Resources, Initiatives, Prescription Drug Abuse