{{ (moduleVm.actions && moduleVm.changeStatus) ? moduleVm.status : '' }} Case Managers on the Front Lines of Opioid Epidemic Response: Advocacy, Education, and Empowerment for Users of Medical and Nonmedical Opioids (Occupational Therapy)

Activity Steps


The purpose of this article is to look at how case managers, taking a holistic, patient-centered approach, have a vital role to play in the opioid crisis response. Healthcare professionals in various arenas may find themselves in the role of case manager in which education and safe use of opioids becomes part of daily patient education. Education Level: Intermediate Content Focus: Professional Issues Criteria for Obtaining Continuing Education Credits: To earn credit, you must read the article and complete the quiz and evaluation, earning a score of 70% or greater on the posttest.

Purpose of Activity

To provide information about the opioid epidemic and the role of the case manager in addressing it and in promoting safe use of opioids.

Learning Objectives

After completing this continuing education activity you will be able to:

  1. Explore the scope of the problem of opioid use and the impact of abuse, addiction, and the opioid epidemic.
  2. Recognize ways in which the United States has responded to the epidemic of opioid misuse.
  3. Identify the goals and approaches case managers and others can use to address the opioid crisis.
Price: $6.95


  • AOTA 0.05 CEUs/1/2 Contact Hour

Lippincott Professional Development / Wolters Kluwer Health is an approved provider of continuing education by The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc. Provider Number 5448.

Professions: Occupational Therapist
Test Code: PCM0918B-OT
Published: Sep/Oct 2018
Expires: 7/1/2025
Required Passing Score: 13/18 (72%)
Authors: Charlotte Sortedahl , DNP, MPH, MS, RN, CCM; Jean Krsnak MSN/MBA, RN, CCM; Michelle M. Crook , BSN, RN, CRRN, CCM; Lisa Scotton , MJ, RN, CCM, CDMS