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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



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Opioid Consortium Education

The Northeast Ohio 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. 

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.

Prescribers

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.

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

   

Spotting Measles Powered by QuizTime

This 12-question quiz course provides scenario-based questions on how to quickly detect measles symptoms, how to respond in your practice, and more.


Nurses

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 substance use disorder 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 SUD treatment and support.

Estimated Completion Time: 30 mins

News

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



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