Ending the Crisis: Guide to Opioid Addiction and Safe Use - Audiobook
This continuing education activity, satisfies, in part or in full, the new one-time, eight-hour training requirement for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners. Learners should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activities.
Course Directors: Benjamin Lai, M.B., B.Ch., B.A.O., Holly L. Geyer, M.D. and Casey M. Clements, M.D., Ph.D.
Available until September 15, 2026 - Online CME Course
This online audiobook aims to discuss Americas opioid crisis and the healthcare at the center of its solution. Developed by Mayo Clinic leaders in the fields of pain management, opioids, and addiction, and filled with stories from people willing to share their personal experiences, ‘Ending the Crisis’ outlines the proven steps to ending the opioid crisis. Listeners will gain insight into:
- What drives acute pain and how it differs from chronic pain
- The role opioids play in acute and chronic pain management
- Safe opioid use, storage and disposal
- Signs and symptoms of addiction, and best practices for opioid addiction management
- How to stage a family intervention and develop relapse prevention plans
- How to identify a substance use disorder treatment program and navigate insurance coverage
Medical professionals including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, addiction experts, pharmacists and others may benefit from this multidisciplinary review and update on treatment and management of opioid or other substance use disorders.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Recognize the various drivers of pain and how opioids impact them
- Describe best practices for safe opioid use, storage and disposal
- Analyze the biology of opioid addiction and the value of the biopsychosocial-spiritual treatment approach
Utilization of this Mayo Clinic online (enduring materials) course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be in this course.
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. Approval is valid until 08/31/2026. This activity is designated for 8.00 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this educational activity for a maximum of 8.00 ACPE Knowledge-based contact hours. Participants should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
UAN Number: JA0000238-0000-23-130-H08-P
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Mayo Clinic designates this activity for 8.00 continuing education credits.
Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider, or to the Commission for Continuing Education Provider Recognition at ADA.org/CERP.
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this enduring material for a maximum of 8.00 ANCC contact hours. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME requirement of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
This course offers up to 4 hour(s) in pharmacology or pharmacotherapeutic content. Learners are responsible to determine if this activity will meet the pharmacology requirements for licensing boards or other credentialing organizations. (NOTE: Chapters 4,5,6,8 and 10 are dedicated to pharmacology content. Learners must complete the entire audiobook to receive the 4 hours of pharmacology content)
Other Healthcare Professionals:
A record of attendance will be provided to all registrants for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies or other professional associations.
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- 8.00 AAPA Category 1
- 8.00 ABS
- 8.00 ACPE
- 8.00 ADA
- 8.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 8.00 ANCC
- 8.00 Attendance
Access to this online course is available from the date of purchase until the course expires on September 15, 2026. Credit must be claimed within that time period.
Registration required to claim CME credit.
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