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Online training for new acute pain opioid prescribing guidelines

The Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT) issued new opioid prescribing guidelines earlier this year for the management of acute pain outside emergency departments and acute care facilities. The new guidelines are designed to help fight prescription drug abuse along with previously-released opioid prescribing guidelines for emergency departments and acute care settings, and for the management of patients with chronic pain.

Prescribers received an e-mail from GCOAT in late June asking them to complete an online training module regarding the new acute pain prescribing guidelines. The training module contains:

•    A 3-question introductory quiz to gauge prescribers’ “pre-training” knowledge of the new acute pain prescribing guidelines;
•    A 10 minute training video summarizing the new guidelines; and
•    A brief conclusion quiz to gauge how prescribers plan to adjust their acute opioid prescribing practices.

The pre- and post-training quizzes are intended only to gauge the effectiveness of the training video and will not be used for any other purpose.




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