CDC & ODPHP’s Response to U.S. Opioid Overdose Epidemic

2:00-3:00 pm (ET)

Webinar Description

This webinar on pain management and opioid maintenance will review the current state of the opioid overdose epidemic; discuss the role of nurses in pain management; and present federal resources available for health providers, including nurses. Dr. Christina Mikosz from the CDC will provide a brief overview of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and review CDC's efforts to educate providers. Dr. Clydette Powell from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) will describe an online training resource for various members of the healthcare team, including nurses, called Pathways to Safer Opioid Use. The OASH training is an interactive online course that promotes the appropriate and effective use of opioids to manage chronic pain.

The course allows users to participate as one of 4 members of the health care team. During the presentation, Dr. Powell will review the skills and scenarios covered in the nursing portion of the Pathways training. By the end of the webinar, participants will have a better understanding of the current opioid epidemic and will be able to identify federal resources to support their practice.


  • Describe the epidemiology of the current opioid overdose burden.
  • Recognize the CDC Guidelines and a description of CDC’s efforts around provider education.
  • Describe the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention.
  • Discuss the online resource for health providers including nurses on improving pain management and controlled substances to prevent adverse drug events from opioids.

Pricing and CE Credit

This webinar is free to deans, faculty, staff and students from AACN member schools of nursing. All non-member audiences will be required to pay a $59 webinar fee. 
Continuing Education Credits
Eligible attendees may receive one continuing nursing education (CNE) contact hour for participating in this webinar. The American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) is an accredited CNE-provider by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

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Washington, DC

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