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Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 Deborah Dowell
Deborah Dowell
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

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Launch date: 02 Nov 2017
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Last updated: 23 Aug 2018

Reference: 185127

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This course is only available to trainees days after purchase. It would need to be repurchased by the trainee if not completed in the allotted time period. This course is no longer available. You will need to repurchase if you wish to take the course again.

Description

Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain. This CEU course provides recommendations that address when to initiate or continue opioids for chronic pain, assesses risk and harm of opioid use, and opioid selection, dosage, duration, follow-up, and discontinuation.

Objectives

On completion of this course, the learner will be able to:
1. Enumerate the nonpharmacologic treatments that have been shown to be effective in managing chronic pain.

2. Explain when the risks for opioid overdose are greatest.

3. Investigate on the basis of which piece of information most fatal overdoses can be identified retrospectively.

4. Examine what should be offered when prescribing opioids to patients at increased risk for overdose.

5. Define long-term opioid therapy.

6. Identify first- and second-line drugs for neuropathic pain.
 Deborah Dowell

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Deborah Dowell
on behalf of Quantum Units Education

Dr. Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH, is Senior Medical Advisor for the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Commander in the U.S. Public Health Service. She previously led CDC’s Prescription Drug Overdose Team and served as advisor to New York City’s Health Commissioner. Dr. Dowell is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and practiced medicine at a community health center in New York City. She has conducted research on quality and safety in medical care and on the effects of clinical guidelines. She has taught epidemiology, health policy, and clinical medicine for medical students and residents. Dr. Dowell received her undergraduate and medical degrees from Columbia University and her master’s of public health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Current Accreditations

This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CBRN)
  • 5.00 Hours
  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 5.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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