Support your controlled substance prescribers in fulfilling their MATE requirements

With our MATE-aligned curriculum

Med-IQ’s easy-to-access, thoughtfully designed suite of pain management, opioid prescribing, and substance misuse courses are designed to strategically fulfill multiple requirements and recommendations in one curriculum:


Challenges in Chronic Pain Management

Address issues related to the treatment of patients receiving long-term opioid therapy, including the inadvertent, inappropriate translation of pain management guidelines into practice; the value of implementing shared decision-making; and more.

Disparities in the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder

Gain an understanding of factors driving inequity in the treatment of opioid use disorders in the US. Explore the patient burden of evidence-based treatment options and the impact of implicit bias on patients with this stigmatized disease.

Equianalgesia: Opioids Are Not All Created Equal

Explore the differences in potency between various opioids and routes of administration in the context of chronic pain. Review foundational principles of equianalgesia as well as risk and safety considerations when using “dosing calculators.”

Health Equity: Pain Management

Learn about race-related healthcare disparities and strategies to expose implicit bias, such as auditing the language used within notes or the time spent with different patient groups. This course includes a plethora of case studies that highlight a variety of considerations for different patient presentations.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Safely Manage
Opioid Analgesia

Review case scenarios that highlight the increased risk of opioid-induced respiratory depression (OIRD) in hospitalized patients. Learn about the need to assess and identify risk factors for OIRD, make appropriate modifications to the plan of care to mitigate risks, and more

Managing Addiction: Opioids and Alternatives

Dive into the risks of undertreating acute withdrawal symptoms and managing chronic pain confounded by mental health and substance use disorders, as well as mitigating interventions.

Opioid Crisis: What You Still Might Not Know

Learn about options for managing acute pain in patients who are opioid tolerant or opioid dependent, best strategies for managing pain in patients with life-limiting conditions, communication strategies for altering care plans for patients with suspected substance misuse, and more.

Patient-Centered Pain Assessment

Explore strategies to individualize the pain screening and assessment process, including ascertaining patients preferences; assessing patients’ ability to communicate and understand; and selecting the most appropriate validated tools available.

Refreshing Our Approach to Opioids: Alternatives, Benzos, and Risky Behavior

Gain an understanding of non-opioid alternatives for pain management and regulatory and practical recommendations for reducing risk associated with benzodiazepines.

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