C75 - Safe and Appropriate Opioid Prescribing in Neurology

Event Time: Monday April 23, 2018 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Topic(s): General Neurology, Pain and Palliative Care, Foundations in Clinical Neurology
Director(s): Shaheen Lakhan MD, PhD, MEd, FAAN
Description: Chronic pain is one of the most common reasons why patients visit the neurologist. Opioids are often used in the treatment of these patients. Only until the last decade have the medical and public health communities systematically addressed the practice of prescribing opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. In this course, faculty will facilitate learning on the best practices when considering, starting, monitoring, and tapering opioid therapy for chronic pain.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to describe acute pain, chronic pain, chronic opioid therapy, and opioid misuse, abuse, tolerance, dependency, and addiction; demonstrate the skills of safe opioid prescribing which reflect an understanding of assessing, mitigating, and managing opioid risks in the neurology patient population; interpret the results of a focused history and physical examination, targeted biopsychosocial assessments, and drug panel laboratory testing in the setting of opioid therapy; and demonstrate awareness of opioid misuse, abuse, tolerance, and dependency, and the biopsychosocial impact of addiction on patients and their families and caregivers.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Medical Knowledge, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice

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