Best Practices in Opioids Prescribing and Management Online: Opioids and Opioid Use Disorder - Where Are We Now?

The lecture topic spans 10 individual modules which can be taken individually online at your own pace. Prescribers will find modules that address content required by their individual boards for opioid-focused continuing education and others that highlight vulnerable and special populations like adolescents, geriatrics, those in hospice, pregnant women and those affected by homelessness. As part of its commitment to diversity and inclusion, the Northwest AHEC and Wake Forest Baptist Health provide compassionate education and respectful care for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.

Target Audience

This activity is targeted to those interested in best practices for opioid prescribing and management and opioid use disorder, including physicians, advanced practitioners, nurses, behavioral health and addiction medicine specialists, and social service professionals.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe the current scope of the opioid crisis in the region, state, country and globe.

  • Examine the effect of COVID-19 related policy changes on the use of opioids, and medication assisted treatment for the opioid crisis.

  • Recognize the demographics of the opioid crisis.

Additional Information

North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
State Relevance: 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 

Faculty: Elizabeth Shilling, PhD - Department of Surgery, Wake Forest School of Medicine

Disclosure: Neither Dr. Shilling, the planning committee or staff have any relevant disclosures.

Available Credits


The North Carolina Addictions Specialist Professional Practice Board has approved this workshop for 1.0 Substance Abuse Specific hour, Approval #20-620-S

1 Hours AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

Credit: Wake Forest School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation: Wake Forest School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

1 Hours Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists

This program will provide 1.0 contact hour of (Category A) continuing education for North Carolina psychologists. No partial credit will be given.

1 Hours Contact Hours

1.0 Contact Hour from Northwest AHEC

1 Hours NBCC Hours

1.0 NBCC Contact Hour. Northwest AHEC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5465. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Northwest AHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the program.

1 Hours NASW-NC

NC AHEC is a 2020 NASW-NC approved provider of distance continuing education. This program has been approved for 1.0 contact hour.

1 Hours Nursing Contact Hours

Northwest AHEC is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 1.00 ANCC


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This course is offered through North Carolina AHEC. 

To take this course you will be redirected to North Carolina AHEC's website. You must login or create an account with North Carolina AHEC in order to complete this activity. 

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