Pain Management and Opioid Use for New Jersey Healthcare Professionals, 2nd Edition


About the Course
Healthcare Professionals have a responsibility to understand the appropriate use of opioid medications, to include the risks inherent to this category of therapeutic products. Further, to fulfill requirements for biennial license renewal, all New Jersey registered professional and social workers must complete a one-contact-hour continuing education program focused on the use of prescription opioid drugs and potential alternative medications useful for the treatment and management of pain. This course addresses the risks and signs of opioid misuse, addiction, and diversion. It is critical that all healthcare professionals have an understanding of pain management and the potential risks and benefits of using opioid pain medication for its treatment. This course is intended to provide healthcare professionals engaged in practice settings that prescribe opioids with an accredited continuing education course designed to satisfy specific state of New Jersey continuing education requirements and provide an overview of the clinical use of opioids.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to: 

  • Define pain and the distinction between different types, prevalence, and consequences of pain. 
  • Provide an overview of the national and New Jersey trends in deaths and risks with prescription opioids.  
  • Explain the regulations governing the use of opioids, including the New Jersey Controlled Substance Regulation.  
  • Explain the diversion of opioid medications.  
  • Describe the role of healthcare professionals treating clients with opioid use disorder and/or addiction.   
  • Discuss the various treatment modalities for opioid addiction. 

About the Author/Presenter
Anne completed her bachelor’s degree at the University of Nebraska (Lincoln) with a major in psychology and minors in sociology and education. She went on to obtain her master’s at the University of Chicago Social Service Administration program. Anne is currently a mental health therapist and clinical manager in the state of Oregon. She carries 15 years of experience in several areas, including emergency department/crisis work, medical social work and hospital management, psychotherapy, Partial Hospital Program and Intensive Outpatient Program therapy, and community mental health. She works with people dealing with depressive disorders, anxiety and panic, posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), postpartum mental health, self-esteem/identity conflicts, psychosis, mania, adjustment issues, parenting, substance use, relationship conflicts, and loss. Anne also provides clinical supervision to associates training for licensure.  

How to Receive Credit 

  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time. 
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination.  A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
  • Note to Nursing professionals: Depending on your state requirements, you will be asked to either affirm that you have completed the course, or you will be required to complete the Post-test included in the course.
  • Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest
Colibri Healthcare, LLC implemented mechanisms prior to the planning and implementation of the continuing education activity, to identify and resolve conflicts of interest for all individuals in a position to control content of the course activity.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri not to accept commercial support. Furthermore, commercial interests are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.

The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.
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Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6341. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Colibri Healthcare, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling (Provider #50-4007). Colibri Healthcare, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved Provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists #MFT-0026. Colibri Healthcare, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved Provider of continuing education for Licensed Mental Health Counselors #MHC-0040.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC (formerly Elite Professional Education, LLC), Provider Number 1147, is approved as an ACE provider to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Regulatory boards are the final authority on courses accepted for continuing education credit. ACE provider approval period: 5/5/2023 - 5/5/2026.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is designated as a Nationally Approved PACE Program Provider for FAGD/MAGD credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by any regulatory authority or AGD endorsement. Current approval period is 1/1/2022 to 12/31/2025; Provider ID# 217536.

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. (Provider #0607). Your hours will be reported to CPE Monitor within 10 business days after course completion. Colibri Healthcare, LLC is also approved through the Florida Board of Pharmacy (Provider #50-4007).

Colibri Healthcare, LLC is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Colibri Healthcare, LLC maintains responsibility for this program and its content. Most states accept courses offered by APA approve