Course 13: Managing Pain in Patients At Risk for Substance Use DisorderLast Reviewed: January 15, 2015
What You’ll Learn
- Use safe and appropriate pain management strategies in people with serious illness at risk for or with concurrent substance use disorder
- Recognize indications for specialist referral and available community resources to assist you in treating the at-risk patient
- Utilize the opioid risk tool (ORT) to assess the appropriate level of clinical surveillance for high-risk patients
What You’ll Earn
CAPC members can earn the following free continuing education credits:
Case Management: 1.00 CE
Licensed Professional Counselors: 1.00 CE
Medicine: 0.50 CME, 0.50 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 0.50 CNE, 0.50 Pharmacotherapy
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
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Tools & Resources
Course 13: Patient StoryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Case examples used in the CAPC curriculum to illustrate pain management techniques.members login
Course 13 References: Managing Pain in Patients at Risk for Substance Use DisorderLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Pain Assessment and Documentation Tool (PADT)Last Updated: January 29, 2019
Validated instrument to assess pain intensity and impact on function over time.download
At Risk Behaviors for Substance use DisorderLast Updated: January 29, 2019
List of red flags that indicate a need to assess patients for substance use disorder.members login
Sample Treatment Agreement/Informed Consent FormLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Documentation of patient and clinician goals and expectations for safe and effective opioid treatment.members login
Constipation ProtocolLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Sample protocol for managing constipation. Organizations can create similar protocols in collaboration with referring clinicians and pharmacists. Lee Health, 2013.members login
Pain Management GlossaryLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Key terms related to pain and pain management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.members login
Analgesics Fact SheetLast Updated: January 29, 2019
When to use - and when to avoid - 6 classes of analgesics including acetaminophen, NSAIDs, opioids, antiepileptics, antidepressants, and corticosteroids. Center to Advance Palliative Care, updated 2018.members login
Substance Use Disorder SpecialistsLast Updated: January 29, 2019
Opioid treatment specialists by state, and resources for substance use disorder from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).view
Opioid Risk Tool (ORT)Last Updated: January 29, 2019
Validated 5-question assessment tool designed to predict which patients are at risk for opioid substance use disorder.view
Constance Dahlin, MSN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN, FAAN. Consultant, Center to Advance Palliative Care.
Jaime Goldberg, MSW, LCSW, ACHP-SW. PhD student, University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Social Work.
Philip Higgins, PhD, MSSW, LICSW. President Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.
Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. President and CEO Spragens & Associates, LLC.
Jay R. Horton, PhD, ACHPN, FNP-BC, MPH, CENP. Director of Nursing Safety, Quality, and Performance Improvement Mount Sinai Hospital. Assistant Professor Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Khadidjatou Kane, MD. Oncology Hospitalist, Assistant Professor of Hospital Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Lolita Melhado, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC. Family Nurse Practitioner/Palliative Care, Gulf Coast Medical Center - Lee Memorial Health System.
Bridget Montana, MSN, APRN, FPCN, MBA. Hope HealthCare Services, Chief Operating Officer.
Colleen Mulkerin, MSW, LCSW. Director Palliative Care Consult Service, Hartford Hospital.
Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM. Palliative Care, Fairview Health Services, University of Minnesota Medical School.
David Weissman, MD. President, Palliative Care Education, LLC.
Sivan Ben-Moshe, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Sachin Kale, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Katie Wang, MD. Fellow, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Course 1: Comprehensive Pain Assessment
Conducting a comprehensive pain assessment to guide safe and effective treatment.
Course 2: Matching the Drug Class to the Pain
Selecting a safe and appropriate analgesic for patients with serious illness based on the pain as...
Course 3: Patient Factors that Influence Prescribing Decisions
Patient and family factors that influence prescribing decisions for patients with serious illness.