Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain
What You’ll Learn
After completing this course, learners should be able to list the considerations for prescribing an opioid trial for the management of a seriously ill patient's chronic pain. Learners should also be able to weigh the risks and benefits of using opioids to manage chronic pain that has not been well-controlled with non-pharmacologic and non-opioid treatments.
Learning outcomes for this course include:
- Use 5 factors to weigh the risks and benefits of using opioids to manage chronic pain that has not been well-controlled with non-pharmacologic and non-opioid treatments
- List the 4 steps to prescribe an opioid trial for the management of a patient’s chronic pain
- State 3 barriers to pain management for individuals with Sickle Cell Disease
What You’ll Earn
Only CAPC members who are logged in can earn the following free Continuing Education Credits:
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- Case Management: 1.00 CE
- Nursing: 1.00 CNE, 0.35 Pharmacotherapy
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
- Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)
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Tools & Resources
Key Takeaways for Course 2 of the Chronic Pain Strategies for Patients with Serious Illness Unit.
Course citations and additional resources.
Training and clinical tools for managing pain in patients living with serious illness, with a focus on safe opioid prescribing and risk assessment for substance use disorder.
A pocket reference of safe starting doses for the opioid-naïve patient.
A cooperative research program aimed at improving the rate at which patients with SCD receive routine care through needs assessments, research studies, and the establishment of an SCD patient registry.
William C. Becker, MD. Associate Professor, Yale School of Medicine.
Keysha Brooks-Coley, MA. Vice President, Federal Advocacy and Strategic Alliances with the American Cancer Society Action Network (ACS CAN).
Julie Wilson Childers, MD, MS. Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.
Katie Fitzgerald Jones, MSN, APN. Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, VA Boston; PhD candidate Connell School of Nursing Boston College.
Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW. Clinical social worker.
Lauran Hardin, MSN, RN-BC, CN. Senior Director of Cross Continuum Transformation at the Camden Coalition and the National Center for Complex Health and Social Needs.
David Hui, MD, MSc. Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, Division of Cancer Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, BCPS, CPE. Professor and Executive Director, Advanced Post-Graduate Education in Palliative Care, Center to Advance Chronic Pain Research, University of Maryland.
Judith Paice, PhD, RN, FAAN. Director, Center Pain Program, Division of Hematology-Oncology, and Research Professor of Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
Melissa Weimer, DO, MCR. Chief of Behavioral Health and Addiction Medicine for St. Peter's Health Partners Acute Care Albany Division.
Karl Bezak, MD. Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh (UPMC).*
Spencer Christiansen, MD. Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellow at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dara Duncan, RN. Hospice and Palliative Care Registered Nurse, Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit
Mount Sinai Hospital.
Maria Gatto, MA, APRN, ACHPN, APHN-BC.
Gabrielle Langmann, MD. Clinical Instructor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center; Master’s of Science in Medical Education Candidate, University of Pittsburgh.*
*indicates ABIM Peer Reviewer
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Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.