Drug Seeking Behavior

Drug Seeking Behavior

Drug Seeking Behavior

Drug Seeking Behavior

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The relief of a patient’s chronic or acute pain is a common goal across the healthcare spectrum. Opioid analgesics along with other classes of medication can provide substantial relief and assist healthcare providers to achieve their goal of providing comfort to their patients who are suffering from pain. In this capacity, pain medications are a great asset to the medical community, however, the abuse of prescription pain medication is a prevalent problem in the United States. The purpose of this course is to provide long-term healthcare professionals with a detailed understanding of how to identify patterns of drug seeking behavior.

COURSE INFORMATION

30 minValid for 12 monthsCreated 2020-07-24Updated 2020-07-24

Course Objectives

  • Identify the issues facing providers and clinicians regarding pain management that may include the use of opioids
  • Review of research on drug-seeking behavior.
  • Understand interactions between the patient and the prescriber.
  • Identify drug-seeking behavior warning signs.
  • Explain management practices to respond to drug-seeking behavior.

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