DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program

Note:  This is the current version of the DoD Opioid Prescriber Safety Training Program needed for 2020 training.

Learning Objectives

​​​Module 1

  1. Recognize the prevalence of pain and its impact on individuals. 
  2. Describe the components of the pain experience and DOD and VA strategies for pain management. 
  3. List the Six Essentials of Good Pain Care and the ways prescribers can integrate them into their practice. 
  4. Identify reasons for and approaches to ensuring patients properly utilize, store, and dispose of prescription medicine. 
  5. Describe how to assess risk associated with opioid therapy. 
  6. Demonstrate how to appropriately prescribe, taper, and discontinue opioids for chronic pain. 
  7. List the resources available for pain management. 

​​​​​​Module 2

  1. Identify risk factors for prescription medication misuse. 
  2. Define behavioral characteristics associated with Opioid Use Disorder. 
  3. Apply good prescribing practices when treating patients with chronic pain. 
  4. Demonstrate full understanding of the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain issued in March 2016. 
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-006-H04-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 2.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-006-H04-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 2.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Home Study (Enduring) activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Home Study (Enduring) activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 2.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 2.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 2.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA J-7 CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

    (IPCE credit is separate from the seven profession credits listed above [ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, AAPA, COPE, ASWB, APA]. Specific profession credits, if accredited, will be listed below)
Course opens: 
01/01/2020
Course expires: 
10/28/2020

Disclosures: 

Program Developers and Faculty, Defense Health Agency J7 Continuing Education Program Office staff, planning and review committees have no financial or non-financial interest to disclose. 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AAPA
    DHA J-7 CEPO has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 2.00 hours of AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Physician assistants should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacist
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-006-H04-P
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacists. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 2.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 2.00 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    UAN JA4008136-0000-20-006-H04-T
    No valid paper/electronic statement of credit will be offered. DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the American Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) to provide continuing education for Pharmacy Technicians. This knowledge based activity will provide a maximum of 2.00 contact hours of pharmacy continuing education credit. Participant CE records will be electronically communicated to CPE Monitor. There is no cost to participate in this activity.
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Home Study (Enduring) activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    DHA J-7 CEPO is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. DHA J-7 CEPO designated this Home Study (Enduring) activity. Continuing Nursing Education activity for a maximum of 2.00 contact hours Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • 2.00 Certificate of Attendance
  • 2.00 IPCE
    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners can receive up to 2.00 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change. In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by DHA J-7 CEPO. DHA J-7 CEPO is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA), the Association of Regulatory Boards of Optometry's Council on Optometric Practitioner Education (ARBO/COPE), the American Psychological Association (APA), and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) to provide continuing education for the health care team.

    (IPCE credit is separate from the seven profession credits listed above [ACCME, ANCC, ACPE, AAPA, COPE, ASWB, APA]. Specific profession credits, if accredited, will be listed below)

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/01/2020
Course expires: 
10/28/2020
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