Completion of all the modules of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) course “Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids” that reviews the 2016 “Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.” Note: This activity may be selected once every 4 years, to avoid duplicative information given that some of the modules may change on a year by year basis but over 4 years there would be a reasonable expectation for the set of modules to have undergone substantive change, for the improvement activities performance category score.
|Activity ID||Activity Weighting||Sub-Category Name|
|IA_PSPA_22||High||Patient Safety & Practice Assessment|
Objective & Validation Documentation
Objective: Become better equipped to improve prescription practices and thus help reduce patients’ risks of addiction and overdose.
Validation Documentation: Documented completion with a passing score for all applicable modules available during the performance year of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) course “Applying CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain” that reviews the 2016/2022 “Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.” Include the following element:
1) Record of completion and passing score – Documented participation in and completion of (e.g., certificate of completion, screenshot) the CDC’s course “Applying CDC’s Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain” that reviews the 2016/2022 “Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.”
Example(s)/Information: The training can be found at the following link. CME can be obtained at no cost by following the instructions on the site. https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/training/online-training.html; please note that this guideline was updated in November 2022. This guideline may be updated periodically, and the most recent available guideline should be referred to/used in completing this activity.