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CMSA's Opioid Use Disorder Case Management Guide

The United States continues to experience an unprecedented opioid epidemic. Every day, ~130 individuals die from opioid overdose. Case managers are in a unique position to educate, facilitate access to treatment, and advocate for improved outcomes in opioid use disorder (OUD) and other substance use disorders (SUD). This guide provides up-to-date information about opioid use and misuse, and strategies to better equip the case manager to reduce the devastating effects of opioid misuse.


Members: $0 | Non-Members: $20

This is a reading-based asynchronous distance learning opportunity.
Once you have downloaded the Guide, you will be given the opportunity to purchase access to earn CE credits.  This will also require the completion of a 35-question post-test and achieving a score of greater than or equal to 80%; and the completion of a course evaluation. 

As a result of this activity, the participant will:
  1. Describe how opioid misuse leads to significant morbidity and mortality.
  2. Summarize the case manager’s role in identifying the risks of misuse and collaboration with other healthcare professionals for access to treatment.
  3. Differentiate the mechanisms of medications used for opioid use disorder.
  4. Formulate a care plan for opioid use disorder using the Case Management Process.
CMSA's Opioid Use Disorder Case Management Guide is currently approved:
  • Nursing (CA Board of Nursing):  2 hrs CE credit
  • CCM (Commission for Case Manager Certification):  2 hrs CE credit
  • Social Work (ACE Program through ASWB):  1.75 hrs CE credit
FEES for Continuing Education Access
Members: $20 | Non-Members: $50

Process to earn CE credits
  • Download and Read Guide: 1.5 hrs
  • Complete 35-question Post-Test with 80% passing: .5 hrs
  • Evaluate reading-based distance learning activity.
  • Download CE Certificate upon completion of evaluation.
TARGET AUDIENCE:   This learning content is suitable for nurses, case managers, social workers, counselors, psychologists, physicians, therapists in a variety of work settings including but not limited to hospitals, insurance, therapy/counseling organization, behavioral health, out-patient, emergency department, geriatrics, and adolescents. This learning content will build on knowledge that healthcare professionals already possess and provide additional tools and resources to support their patient’s needs.

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Contact Michele Lee, CMSA Educational Content Manager,