URI Community First Responder Program information about CE credits for healthcare professionals

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Healthcare professionals licensed in Rhode Island, including MD/DO, NP, PA, RPh/PharmD, Social Workers, Mental Health Practitioners & Nurses

You are eligible for free continuing education credits through our interactive, educational modules on naloxone and laws related to opioid prescribing/dispensing. Persons completing all modules are eligible for a total of 3 contact hours of CE/CME credit.


Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

  • Review the available medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) including pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, warnings/precautions and clinical pearls.

Creating a New Future of Pain Management

  • Help your patients build new strategies for pain management, including non-pharmacologic interventions, and design treatment plans tailored to unique presentations and circumstances.

Evidence-Based Substance Use Disorder Outreach to Rural Communities Using Telehealth

  • If you work in a rural area with patients who have a substance use disorder, but are interested in assisting at a distance, this interactive module is an opportunity to describe telehealth's role in the healthcare system.

Acute, Chronic and Palliative Pain Management: Legal & Ethical Considerations (Law CE)

  • If you prescribe, dispense or administer opioids to patients, or work with patients who have a substance use disorder, this interactive module is an opportunity to update yourself regarding recent changes to the Rhode Island laws and regulations.

Motivational Interviewing for Substance Use Disorders

  • Conversations between providers and patients or caregivers around substance use disorders can be difficult and uncomfortable. Help your patients overcome both resistance to change and obstacles to success using motivational interviewing skills.

Expanding Access to Naloxone in Rural Rhode Island

  • Help your patients who use or misuse opioids, and their families, understand how to recognize and respond to an opioid-related breathing emergency.

This project was supported by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration of the National Institutes of Health under a ward number TI082562·01 Its contents art solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NIH