Understanding opioids, pain management, and addiction
2.36 Contact Hours / 0.236 CEUs
This course takes an in-depth look at understanding chronic pain management with opioids and its consequences. Even if you are not directly prescribing opioids, you are seeing patients or clients who use them to control their symptoms. Knowing the best prescribing practices, benefits and risks of opioids used for pain management will improve your ability to guide and heal your patients or clients. This course includes information about principles of pain and pain management, pain science, physical vs emotional pain, pain philosophies, acute vs chronic pain, opioid crisis and pain control practice, types of opioids, their benefits and risks, addiction and how we can help our patients and clients who are being treated with opioids
Target group: PT, PTA, AT, OT
Education Level: Basic
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- Financial: The instructor(s) receive an honorarium for presenting this course.
- Non-financial: The instructor(s) have no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
- We will not offer partial credit. Online courses: Passing an online exam and completing a course evaluation will be required to earn continuing education credit. Live courses: Participants must attend all the activities. Attendees must sign an attendance sheet for the course, placing their name, license number and state, and signature for both morning and afternoon attendance..
By the end of the course, the participant will
- independently integrate the principle of pain and pain management into the recognition of gold standard for assessing the level of a patient’s pain.
- accurately identify the difference between emotional and physical types of pain.
- identify two different approaches aimed to diminish opioid overdose deaths.
- decide which tool aimed to assess opioid risk is the most appropriate for a patient under pain management with opioid.
- identify 2 effective treatment interventions for general chronic pain.
- design a treatment plan for a patient with chronic pain.