Combating the crisis


With the opioid crisis on the rise, it’s never been more important for health professionals to stay up-to-date on the latest pain management methods. To address this crisis, we launched a self-paced online course in 2012 to retrain healthcare providers on current state and federal guidelines for non-cancer pain management. We updated and relaunched the course in 2018 to reflect the latest guidelines and to include new content on considerations for pregnant patients and worker populations. Our goal is to combat the growing opioid epidemic while providing the best care to patients. We partner with the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to continue to train providers and prescribers—including physicians, pharmacists, veterinarians, nurses, and dentists—how to prevent opioid abuse and misuse.

Online continuing education


Our online, self-paced course is designed for health professionals in Colorado who treat patients dealing with pain, including clinicians, nurses, dentists, psychologists, and pharmacists. 

Participants in this course will gain the skills and knowledge needed to:

  • Follow the latest state, federal, and professional association guidelines to improve patient care
  • Apply evidence-based, comprehensive pain management practices and address opioid misuse
  • Earn Continuing Medical Education (CME), Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE), and Continuing Nursing Education (CNE) credit*
Improve patient care and learn best practices for managing patients’ pain.
colorado consortium for prescription drug abuse prevention

Offered by Center for Health, Work & Environment at the Colorado School of Public Health and the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, this course is based on leading research and best practices from experts at the forefront of combating the opioid crisis.