Are your patients among them? Take a FREE CME pain management and opioids course.
This newly updated comprehensive course incorporates all six units outlined in FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing and provides necessary context for safe opioid prescribing by discussing biopsychosocial aspects of pain, the newest clinical guidelines on the treatment of chronic pain, and state policies about prescribing opioids.
The intended audience is all prescribers of ER/LA opioids which includes: pain specialists, primary care physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, advanced practice nurses, dentists, addiction medicine physicians, psychiatrists and other physicians and clinicians.
Accurately assess patients with pain for consideration of an opioid trial.
Establish realistic goals for pain management and restoration of function.
Initiate opioid treatment (IR and ER/LA) safely and judiciously, maximizing efficacy while minimizing risks.
Monitor and re-evaluate treatment continuously; discontinue safely when appropriate.
Counsel patients and caregivers about use, misuse, abuse, diversion, and overdose.
Educate patients about safe storage and disposal of opioids.
Demonstrate working knowledge and ability to access general and specific information about opioids, especially those used in your practice.
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