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Opioid Rx Update I: Pain, Assessment, and Treatment is a Course

Opioid Rx Update I: Pain, Assessment, and Treatment

Time limit: 30 days
2 credits

Full course description

Course Description

This course is a comprehensive review and discussion of pain, pain medications and current usage trends as well as the effects of pain and opioid drug-treatment of pain on human health and function.  Content includes details of best practices for pain treatment across the age spectrum utilizing current CDC guidelines.  In addition, the learner will review techniques and tools to integrate into clinical practice to successfully manage various types of pain and identify persons at high risk for Opioid Use Disorder.

Release Date

September 5, 2019

Valid for Credit Through

September 5, 2022

Participants have thirty days after registration to complete the online course.

Estimated Time to Complete

2.0 contact hours

Target Audience

This course is designed for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians, and Registered Nurses providing healthcare to adult men.  

Continuing Nursing Education Contact Hours 2.0
Pharmacology Credits: 1.5

Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Massachusetts Nurse Association, an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Conflict of Interest

None of the faculty or planners reports any financial interest or relationships related to the content of this CNE activity.

To Successfully Complete this Course

Read the learning objectives and disclosures
Study the educational activity
Complete Knowledge Check questions 
Complete and submit the Course Evaluation

CNE Certificate

After successfully completing the evaluation, you will be sent an email with a link that will allow you to view and then print your CE certificate immediately.


This program is designed to enhance nurses’ knowledge of current professional practices. When conducting patient care, nurses must follow the established standards of care, policies, protocols and procedures of their agencies. These education programs do not replace existing legal and regulatory requirements and rules.


Photograph of Presenter, Patricia Tabloski

Patricia A. Tabloski, Ph.D., GNP-BC, FGSA, FAAN 
Associate Professor
Boston College Connell School of Nursing