Health Professional CME/CE Training

The Florida AHEC Network provides in-person and online trainings, which offer CME and CE credits, on evidence-based best practices for preventing and treating Opioid Use Disorder.

The trainings are appropriate for a wide range of disciplines, including, but not limited to, behavioral health professionals, primary care physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants.

You can view a calendar of upcoming trainings here.

To register for an upcoming class or to schedule one in your area, contact your local AHEC.

Below is a list of available trainings:


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Prescribing Opioids for Pain Management

· Describes the mechanism of action for opioid agonists, opioid antagonists, and mixed opioid agonists-antagonists

· Describes the role of the opioid receptors with regard to their impact on central nervous system physiology

· Discusses the history of controlled substance regulations in the United States


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Neurophysiology of Pain Management: Developing an Appreciation for Selective Therapeutic Regimens

· Describes the role of ascending and descending pathways in the transmission of pain

· Discusses the peripheral mechanisms that are involved in facilitation, inhibition, and modulation of pain information

· Discusses the function of the dorsal horn with regard to the processing of pain information


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Complementary and Integrative Medicine Approaches for Pain Management

· Discusses the rationale for incorporating Complementary and Integrative Medicine (CIM) in the management of pain/chronic pain in the care plan

· Describes different complementary and integrative approaches for pain management

· Explains how to incorporate complementary and integrative approaches in pain management


Pharmacology of Multi-Modal Approaches for Pain Management

· Describes the process by which opioid and non-opioid medications modulate pain signals in the central and peripheral nervous system

· Reviews multi-modal pharmaceutical approaches used for pain management

· Explains the relationship of the neurophysiology of nociceptive transmission with the mechanism of action for the most commonly prescribed pharmaceutical pain management agents


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Opioid Use and Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnancy

· Defines and Describe Opioid Use Disorder and Screening in Pregnancy

· Describes the Effects of Opioids on Pregnancy Outcomes

· Describes Role of Obstetrician – Gynecologist and other Obstetric Care Providers

· Describes Opioid Treatment in Pregnancy Using Opioid Agonist Pharmacotherapy

· Describes the Antepartum, Intrapartum and Postpartum Care in Women with Opioid Use Disorder

· Reviews the Florida Statutes


Check back soon for links to our online modules.


Contact Us

If you would like to learn more about the services available in your area, or would like to request a training or education materials, please contact your local AHEC. You can view a list of AHECs by area by clicking here.


Sponsored by Florida Alliance for Healthy Communities, Inc. and the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families