Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

Responsible Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain

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The topic of pain care in the United States has become a complex issue. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, more than 36 million people abuse opioids worldwide, with 2.1 million suffering from substance abuse disorders related to the misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers. This course aims to provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of opioid addiction in order to implement safer risk management principles. In addition to interventional strategies to help prevent and manage opioid addiction, this course will also discuss relevant professional and governmental legislative strategies that health providers should implement to help those affected by opioid addiction.

COURSE INFORMATION

Kenneth R. Gallion, Patrick Williams, Brian Williams, Kimberly Mulquin-Shumway60 minValid for 24 monthsCreated 2021-01-22Updated 2021-01-22

Course Objectives

  • Define opioid addiction and recognize the scope of the problem.
  • List the various types of professional and legislative risk management techniques.
  • Describe specific clinical practice tools to help prevent opioid abuse.

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