Evidence-Based Prescribing

Tools You Can Use to Fight the Opioid Epidemic



Battling the Opioid Crisis in Pennsylvania

Health care providers and care teams are essential in subsiding the opioid epidemic.  Quality Insights has partnered with the Department of Health (DOH) to provide education and resources to assist in navigating the intricacies of this evolving crisis. 

Quality Insights offers live and virtual educational sessions on topics including safe and effective opioid prescribing, strategies to identify substance use disorder, addressing substance use disorder, and referring patients to treatment.  Certain health care providers are eligible to receive Continuing Medical Education (CME) (particular modules meet additional Pennsylvania-specific licensing and relicensing requirements). 


Take Advantage of No-Cost CME-eligible Opioid Education

Don't miss this opportunity to attend live and/or virtual opioid education sessions at no cost to you!  All educational modules meet the Medical and Osteopathic Board’s continuing medical education (CME) credit requirement of Patient Safety/Risk Management, and modules 3-7 can be used to meet the PA Act 124 of 2016 CME requirements for opioid education.  Please note: A provider cannot use the same module to meet both Patient Safety/Risk Management and Act 124 requirements. 

Sessions also provide 1.0 nursing contact hours (PA only). 


Registration is Easy:

  • Step 1: View the training session schedule or contact Rabecca Dase to schedule a private session.

  • Step 2: Register for the training session(s) of your choice

  • Step 3: Complete the pre- and post-evaluations and attend the session to qualify for CME

How to Get Your CME Credits

  • Take the pre-evaluation for the relevant module

  • Attend the entire session 

  • Complete the post-evaluation for the relevant module


Education Modules:

  • Module 1: Why Using the PDMP is Important for Achieving Optimal Health (online only via TRAIN PA)

  • Module 2: How to Integrate the Use of the PDMP into the Workflow toMake Clinical Decisions

  • Module 3: Using the PDMP to Optimize Pain Management

  • Module 4: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

  • Module 5: Referral to Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Related to Opioid Use

  • Module 6: Approaches to Addressing Patient’s Substance Use Disorder

  • Module 7: Effective Opioid Tapering Practices 




Don't Miss This Opportunity

We ask for your consideration and prioritization of this opportunity and thank you for your dedication to improving the health, safety and well-being of Pennsylvanians.  If you have any questions, please contact a Quality Insights representative at pdmpeducation@qualityinsights.org.