Essential Training on Pain and Addiction
NEW IHS Essential Training on Pain and Addiction (ETPA) is now available!
All Federal IHS prescribers, contractors (that spend 50 percent or more of their clinical time under contract with the Federal Government), clinical residents and trainees are required by agency policy to successfully complete the IHS ETPA within six months from the start of IHS employment and complete a refresher course every 3 years.
The new training will serve as the approved training for all those needing to complete the required initial and refresher trainings at this time. This on-demand, web-based course delivers evidence-based updates to clinical practice guidelines and includes important content essential to support health equity for pain management conditions and opioid use disorders. The ETPA meets the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act requirements and provides 3 hours of the required training time.