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CME California Coursework

The Center for Innovative Academic Detailing on Opioids and Stimulants (CIAO), at the San Francisco Department of Public Health, has prepared online coursework modules with the aim of educating learners on topics related to the management of opioids and chronic pain in the primary care setting as well as how to communicate relevant information to patients and providers.

The knowledge-based curriculum is designed for a wide range of health professionals, including physicians, pharmacists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, and health educators who care for patients who use opioids, who use illicit substances, or who have chronic pain, in the primary care setting

The curriculum consists of eleven (11) short on-demand courses, which can be completed in any order. A certificate of credit will be issued for each module individually, with an option to print a certificate including all credits earned upon completion of the curriculum. Courses will be released over time, and include:

Currently Available:
1. Naloxone
2. Opioid Use Disorder
3. Buprenorphine
4. Substance Use Disorders
5. Reducing or Stopping Opioids for Chronic Pain 
6. Urine Toxicology
7. Opioid Stewardship

8. Starting Opioids for Chronic Pain


Coming Soon:
9. Chronic Pain Management
10. Motivational Interviewing

11. Academic Detailing Basic Skills

This course meets the new Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) for training on substance use disorders. Please note that not all credit hours are currently available. Providers planning to receive or renew their DEA registration can currently earn 5.75 hours toward their 8-hour MATE requirement. More hours will be added in the near future.

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