Opioid Toolkit

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), "overdose deaths involving prescription opioids were five times higher in 2016 than in 1999." In an effort to combat the opioid epidemic, many organizations created specific opioid prescribing continuing education materials, guidelines and tool kits. Use NCSBN’s toolkit to access 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. 

Professional 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.   

APRN Opioid Prescribing

Opioid Addiction and Overdose Prescribing

Nonopioid Treatment for Pain

Resources

These educational resources are provided by outside organizations with a focus on prevention and ongoing research. 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. 

Prevention

Free Substance Use Disorder CEs

NCSBN Learning Extension is offering FREE online substance use disorder CE courses for nurses.

Contact Us

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

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