This module identifies and discusses relevant harm reduction techniques for people who use opioids, including people who use injectable drugs. The module will address how to hold patient-centered clinical conversations, incorporating harm reduction techniques. These strategies are then applied to a case study.

Learning Objectives

  • Define Harm Reduction
  • Identify factors that impact patient-provider relationships
  • Describe Harm Reduction techniques for patient-centered clinical conversations
  • Identify specific Harm Reduction strategies for patients who use opioids
  • Apply Harm Reduction strategies to a case scenario

Estimated time to complete activity: 1 hour 
Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMA, AAPA, ANCC, ASWB, ACPE, CPH 
UAN #JA4008162-9999-20-2373-H01-P
Activity Release Date: October 8, 2020 
Expiration Date: October 7, 2021


Jointly provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and HealthHIV