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Opioid Consortium Education

The Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium offers free opioid use disorder online educational courses and professional seminars for prescribers, registered nurses and healthcare support staff.

These self-directed courses, which are appropriate for all healthcare settings, were developed in conjunction with experts from the Opioid Consortium membership and are available through the online educational portal below.

Clinical healthcare staff can earn continuing education hours. Those who do not wish to receive professional contact hours or are healthcare support staff can earn a certificate of completion.

Get Started

To view the course content, you must first register with your e-mail address to view the courses. If you are an Opioid Consortium or hospital member of The Center, please use your employer’s email address. Click here to view a list of The Center’s hospital members. If you have registered in the past, use the link below to access the courses with your e-mail and password.

If you need help registering or have questions about the courses, please email us at help@opioidconsortium.org.

Visit opioidconsortium-education.org  

Our Courses

Below you will find a list of the available courses for prescribers, nurses and healthcare support staff.


Open to any prescribing clinician (MD, DO, NP, APRN, PA, etc.), this course is free and available from the comfort of your own home or workplace. Continuing education credits are offered for Ohio participants via The MetroHealth System.

Prescribing Clinician: Introduction to Pain Management & Opioids

This course offers information to prescribers about subcategories of pain and pain syndromes, clinical conditions that cause pain, unidimensional / multidimensional approaches to pain, and pharmacologic and other methods of pain management.

Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes  |  1 CME


Northeast Ohio Opioid Overdose Prevention Education Powered by QuizTime

This interactive course is designed for inpatient and outpatient prescribing clinicians. It is comprised of twenty interactive quiz questions, offers four CMEs and covers issues associated with MAT, OUD screening and strategies for responsible opioid prescribing.

Estimated Completion Time: Less than 5 Minutes/Day (20 questions total) |  4 CMEs


This course is comprised of four modules and aims to support nurses in all settings to improve screening, interventions and care coordination services to those in need of specialized addiction treatment.

Module A: An Introduction to Substance Use Disorders

Review possible symptoms of substance use disorder and how substance use disorders are medically diagnosed. Learn different types of risk assessment tools used in best practices to determine a patient’s risk of having a substance use disorder.

Estimated Completion Time: 50 minutes


Module B: Caring for Complex Medical Patients with Co-Occurring Disorders

Review alcoholic hepatitis and other chronic illnesses intersecting with substance use disorders, and identify special considerations and nursing interventions for those with chronic pain and opioid use disorder.

Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes


Module C: Nursing Interventions and Treatment Options

Identify types of medication used to treat substance use disorders during withdrawal period and, learn the CIWA, CINA and COWS withdrawal assessments.

Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes 


Module D: Managing Difficult Behaviors Exhibited by Patients, Family Members and Visitors

Learn the behavioral characteristics to identify patient needs and support positive interactions during stressful situations. Introduce the Lowline Theoretical Model, HEART Model, and the Harris Model to manage difficult behaviors and emotionally charged situations to produce healthy outcomes.

Estimated Completion Time: 30 minutes


Healthcare Support Staff 

This free online education aims to support those who provide ancillary patient services in ambulatory, outpatient and inpatient care settings to improve care interaction and coordination for those in need of addiction services.

Introduction to Substance Use Disorders

Designed to help healthcare support staff as they engage and assist in developing the best care to patients and families that need addiction treatment and support.

Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins | Completion Certificate Provided


AUG. 27, 2021
Online Opioid Education Courses Open to Ohio Nurses

APRIL 1, 2020
Northeast Ohio Hospital Opioid Consortium Launches Healthcare Support Staff Education

NOV. 1, 2019
Opioid Consortium Launches Online Opioid Education Program for Nurses