A Systematic Approach to Opioids

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Learning Objectives:

  • Feel comfortable implementing a stepwise approach to opioid management with every patient on opioids
  • Utilize validated risk assessment tools before prescribing opioids
  • Refer patients on chronic opioids for cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to assist with coping strategies
  • Create functional goals with your patients and utilize them to help guide treatment decisions
  • Feel equipped to wean patients off of opioids
  • Recognize the importance of empathy and trust in therapeutic pain management

Presentation: 44 minutes