Safe Prescribing: Opioid Educational Modules

Who Is Eligible to Participate


storyblocks-doctors-and-nurses-in-healthcare-team-with-arms-crossed-in-a-row-in-hospital_BjTaOcFUVeditThese education modules can be completed by the following:

  • Physicians

  • Physician Assistants

  • Nurse Practitioners

  • Any Healthcare Professional 

Session Time:  1 hour (each module)



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

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

  • Module 3: Using the PDMP to Optimize Pain Management 

  • Module 4: Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

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

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

  • Module 7: Effective Opioid Tapering Practices


Continuing EDUCATION 


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). 

Each module can also be used to satisfy one of the required eight training hours on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, as mandated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners.

To schedule your free session, please email Quality Insights or register online for an upcoming live, virtual event.


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