Opioid Toolkit

The Department of Health and Human Services notes that the U.S. is in the midst of a prescription drug overdose epidemic. “Since 1999, the amount of prescription drugs prescribed and sold in the United States has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. Overprescribing leads to more abuse and more overdose deaths.”

In an effort to prevent overprescribing, many associations, governmental organizations and regulators created specific opioid prescribing continuing education materials, guidelines and tool kits.  Use NCSBN’s toolkit to reach those materials.

Guidelines

These guidelines are provided by outside organizations with a focus on safe prescribing of opioids. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but provides these guidelines as a reference for professionals. 

Continuing Education

These educational resources are provided by outside organizations with a focus on safe prescribing practices. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but sees these offerings as opportunities for education of prescribing professionals and the general public.   

Prescribing Professionals

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) 

Opioid Overdose

American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM):

Live & Online Education

Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication-Assisted Treatment (PCSS MAT)

American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Education & Training 

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)

Learning @ CADCA

National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

Opioid & Pain Management Continuing Education

Providers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies

Resources for Health Professionals & Pharmacists

Office of Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

American College of Physicians

SAFE Opioid Prescribing

Boston University School of Medicine

SCOPE of Pain

Journal of the American Medical Association 

New Data on Opioid Use and Prescribing

Nursing

International Nurses Society on Addictions

Webinar Archive

American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Continuing Nurse Education

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

Update on NP Waiver Application for Medication Assisted Therapy

Pharmacy

American Pharmacists Association

Opioid Use, Abuse and Misuse Resource Center

American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Overview of ASHP Opioid Efforts

Resources

These educational resources are provided by outside organizations with a focus on safe prescribing practices. NCSBN does not endorse or recommend the material listed below, but sees these offerings as opportunities for education of prescribing professionals and the general public. 

Federal

US Department of Health & Human Services

Opioids: The Prescription Drug & Heroin Overdose Epidemic

Centers for Medicaid & Medicare Services

Opioid Misuse Strategy 2016

Medicare Part D Opioid Prescribing Mapping Tool

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Supporting HHS’s Opioid Initiative

US Drug Enforcement Administration

Fentanyl Overview

US Food & Drug Administration

FDA Commissioner Asks Staff for ‘More Forceful Steps’ to Stem the Opioid Crisis

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention 

Overdose Prevention 

Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report CE

State

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Drug Overdose Death Data

Partnership for Drug-Free Kids

Search & Rescue: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP)

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

State Health Facts: Opioid Overdose Deaths  

Contact Us

Contact us with any comments or questions concerning opioid resources or if you are aware of other resources we should include.

Email
opioidsresources@ncsbn.org