Rapid Deployment: Opioids: Best Practices for use while Addressing the Epidemic- UPMC Health Plan

For chronic pain treatment outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care including:

  • When to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain
  • What opioid to select (dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation)
  • How to assess risk and address the harms of opioid use

 

Suggested Additional Reading:

  • Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/pdo_checklist-a.pdf

 

  • Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids for Safer Dosage

http://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/calculating_total_daily_dose-a.pdf

 

  • Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/nonopioid_treatments-a.pdf

 

  • Pocket Guide: Tapering Opioids for Chronic Pain

https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/pdf/clinical_pocket_guide_tapering-a.pdf

Target Audience

Primary care physicians and physician extenders.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Improve patient outcomes by utilizing best practices for treatment of chronic pain.
  • Implement safeguards to protect patients from opioid use disorder.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
11/04/2019
Course expires: 
11/04/2021
ISER
United States

Erin McConnell, PharmD — Program Manager, Pharmacy Quality, UPMC Health Plan, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
No relationships with industry relevant to the content of this educational activity have been disclosed.

Available Credit

  • 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 0.50 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
11/04/2019
Course expires: 
11/04/2021
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