Course 4: Assessing Risk for Opioid Substance Use Disorder

Last Reviewed: July 1, 2019

What You’ll Learn

  1. Integrate routine and universal formal risk assessment for substance use disorder when considering or using opioid therapy in people with serious illness
  2. Distinguish substance use disorder from the under-treatment of pain in people with serious illness
  3. Risk stratify for substance use disorder management

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: 1.00 CME, 1.00 ABIM MOC
Nursing: 0.75 CNE, 0.60 Pharmacotherapy
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NASW)
Social Work: 1.00 CE (NYSED)

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Tools & Resources

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Course 4: Patient Stories

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Case examples used in the CAPC curriculum to illustrate pain management techniques.

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Course 4 References: Assessing Risk for Opioid Substance Use Disorder

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Course citations. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

Substance Use Disorder Specialists

Last 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).

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Sample Treatment Agreement/Informed Consent Form

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Documentation of patient and clinician goals and expectations for safe and effective opioid treatment.

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Constipation Protocol

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Sample protocol for managing constipation. Organizations can create similar protocols in collaboration with referring clinicians and pharmacists. Lee Health, 2013.

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Pain Management Glossary

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

Key terms related to pain and pain management. Center to Advance Palliative Care, 2015.

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.

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Substance Use Disorder. American Psychiatric Association 2013: DSM-V

Last Updated: January 29, 2019

The DSM-V lists 11 clinical criteria for substance use disorders of which two or more may be indicative of the disorder.

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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, LICSW. President, Lighthouse Counseling of Salem, Inc.

Lynn Hill Spragens, MBA. Partner, Spragens & Gualtieri-Reed.

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.

Contact information: For technical questions about online activity or continuing education credits, contact membership@capc.org or 212-201-2674.

Provided by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Courses

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 asse…

Course 3: Patient Factors that Influence Prescribing Decisions

Patient and family factors that influence prescribing decisions for patients with serious illness.

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