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Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids 1.00 Close
This webinar, presenting an overview of the current opioid epidemic, discusses methods for identifying the potential risks of opioid treatment. It also presents recommended treatment strategies for patients with chronic pain, including an overview of CDC guidelines and general strategies for safer pain-management practices.

Opioid Abuse: Outpatient Risk Identification and Stratification 0.75 Close
Description Learning Objectives Faculty
The use and abuse of opioids has become an epidemic, costing our country billions of dollars every year. While opioids can serve as a safe and effective method of pain management, they can also be highly addictive. The issue is compounded when prescribers, without first exploring other options, prescribe opioids to patients who are at a high risk of misuse. This course explores the risk factors and stratification of opioid misuse, as well as assessment tools and strategies to ensure safe and effective pain management for patients using opioid medications.
Identify risk factors for opioid misuse.

Discuss risk factors for opioid misuse for specific strata of patients.

Utilize proper assessment tools for at-risk patients.
Staff Writer
Adam Roesner, BSN

Expert Reviewer
Jack M. Gorman, MD

Opioid Use and Abuse Landscape 0.50 Close
Description Learning Objectives Faculty
As a health-care provider, you play a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This overview of the opioid use-and-abuse landscape as it exists in our country today is geared toward providers in behavioral health, ambulatory or pre-acute care, emergency department, and urgent care.
Define the process of opioid addiction as it begins with prescription opioids.

Identify legal and ethical concerns related to opioid abuse and addiction.

State patient outcomes that result from opioid use and abuse.

Recognize some federal and state laws and guidelines concerning opioid medications.

Identify some guidelines given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for prescribing opioid medications.
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN

Expert Reviewer
Jack M. Gorman, MD

Opioids and Pregnancy 1.00 Close
In the United States, the use and abuse of opioids, whether through prescriptions or illegal means, has reached epidemic proportions. The problem is compounded by the use of opioids during pregnancy. This course presents best practices for identifying and managing pregnant women who have opioid-use disorder, including screening, treatment recommendations, pain management, complications, and postpartum recommendations.

Treatment of Opioid Dependence Among Adolescents and Young Adults 1.25 Close
Description Learning Objectives Faculty
In the United States, more than 80% of adolescents who die from an opioid overdose do so accidentally, a reflection of their lack of understanding of the dangers inherent in misuse of opioid medications. Along with the risk of lethal overdose, adolescents who misuse opioids are at increased risk of severe medical complications that require emergency treatment, progression to drugs that are even more dangerous, and the development of a substance-use disorder. This course discusses biological and psychosocial factors, unique to adolescents, that impact their vulnerability to the negative effects of opioids. Increased understanding of the scope of opioid-use disorders among adolescents and young adults will improve your ability to effectively identify and treat problematic, nonmedical use of prescription and other opioids.
Define the scope of opioid use and opioid use disorders among individuals aged 13-25.

Discuss the unique characteristics of opioid use and barriers to treatment among adolescents and young adults.

List evidence-based practices for treating opioid use disorders in asolescents and young adults.

Identify comorbidities common to opioid use disorders, such as other types of substance use, co-occurring mental health disorders, or physical health aliments.
Brent Scobie, PhD, LCSW

Expert Reviewer
Karl J. Haake, MD

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