Opioid Education Modules
Introduction

The ISQIC Coordinating Center is proud to present opioid education modules for three target audiences. The opioid education modules are a helpful resource for physicians, nurses, pharmacists,  and others involved in surgical perioperative care. To create the modules, content experts were engaged and an extensive literature review was performed. These interactive modules provide the user with information as well as scenarios and activities to test their knowledge. We urge you to follow this link and take the next step in helping your patients better manage their pain and helping our community by reducing our reliance on opioids.

The opioid education modules are available for integration into your hospital's learning management system!

For more information, contact opioidreduction@isqic.org.

The Opioid Epidemic

Content

The modules are comprised of a number of opioid related topics including:

  • Opioid crisis overview

  • Safe and effective pain management

  • Setting patient expectations

  • Opioid safety and disposal

Learning Objectives

Once you have completed the module(s), you should be able to:

  • Apply opioid sparing-strategies in postoperative pain management plans

  • Explain the purpose of the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program

  • Apply the key components of setting effective pain management expectations with patients

  • Relay key principles of safe opioid use, storage, and disposal to patients, caregivers, and other healthcare professionals

Education Modules

Physician Module

This module is targeted at physicians who prescribe opioids. After completing the module, please take the Post-Module Survey. Your feedback is valuable to the improvement and use of this module. 

Nurse Module

This module is targeted at nurses who provide care for surgical patients. After completing the module, please take the Post-Module Survey. Your feedback is valuable to the improvement and use of this module. 

We are now able to offer 0.5 continuing education credits for Illinois nurses who complete the nurse education module and complete the evaluation. Once you complete the module and submit your evaluation, expect to receive your continuing education certificate at the email address you provide from the Illinois Health Care Association (IHCA) within a couple weeks.

Pharmacist Module

This module is targeted at pharmacists. After completing the module, please take the Post-Module Survey. Your feedback is valuable to the improvement and use of this module. 

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