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OpioidRisk.com was developed by Clinical Tools, Inc (CTI) with funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (Contract #HHSN271200800038C). We gratefully acknowledge this support which was the sole funding source for this activity's development.

Activity Goal

The learner will be able to screen for and identify opioid addiction or abuse and assess and minimize side effects of chronic opioid therapy. The activity will provide patient education to trainees and instruct on how to develop an opioid medication treatment plan that includes a treatment structure and plan for safe continuation of opioids if necessary. The learner will receive skills training in treating patients as well as knowledge to address documented practice gaps.

Activity Description

This activity provides training for clinicians, medical students, interns, and residents in screening for, assessing, and treating opioid addiction and abuse in patients. Content was developed based on a review of the relevant literature and review by experts in susbtance use disorders and clinical practice. Resources needed to support these clinical skills are also provided within the module as well as in a searchable Resource Center.

Our vision for clinicians and clinicians in training is to provide unbiased clinical trianing that improves competency and impacts student learning. Clinicians and clinicians in training are taught to properly assess and treat patients using realistic case examples, detailed procedure guidelines, and patient education tips. The activity is developed entirely without industry funding; we include the full range of pharmacological and non-pharmacological therapies with no bias tpward individual solutions. Our activities are built upon a coherent model emphasizing a practice gap related to knowledge, competence, performance, or anticipated patient outcomes. Skills training is emphasized over knowledge, although knowledge is provided where it is needed to support training to address documented practice gaps.

No Industry Support

All materials on this website were developed in an industry fund free environment. No industry funding, grant or otherwise, was used to create this website or these educational activities.

Activity Impact

OpioidRisk.com is designed to positively impact patient outcomes in the medical area of opioid addiction and abuse by providing thorough and effective training for clinicians, medical students, interns, and residents. This activity provides learners with the opportunity to practice skills and knowledge learned in training through interactive case vignettes. The learner will be able to appropriately screen for and identify problematic opioid use and design and implement a tailored patient treatment plan based case severity. The learner will be able to apply all clinical skills learned in training in simulated cases that encompass a variety of opioid abuse patients. 

Developed by: Clinical Tools, Inc.

Clinical Tools, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Clinical Tools, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the activity.

Summative Evaluation Results

The Summative Evaluation results summary showed significant improvements in Knowledge and Clinical Skills and high Ratings for Satisfaction and Educational Value in Improving Knowledge and Competency.


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Clinical Tools, Inc. is an NBCC-Approved Continuing Education Provider (ACEPTM) and may offer NBCC-approved clock hours for events that meet NBCC requirements. The ACEP solely is responsible for all aspects of the activity.

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