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Opioid Abuse Part 2: An In-depth Look (NL0116B)


Author(s): Claudia Moore RN, QPCM, CCM


Pre-Approved for: ACM, CA BRN, CCM, CDMS, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, COPS-KT, CRC, CVE, CVRP, Delaware BON, Florida BON, RNs, RRP


Credit Hours: 10


Course Description

In this course we discuss advances in addiction medicine that have implications for the care of patients in primary care and other settings. We also present the myths and facts about chronic opioid therapy and the related do's and don'ts for acute/chronic pain management.


Course Format

Online

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the emergence of oxycontin in the healthcare marketplace and the reasons healthcare professionals are increasingly gun-shy about prescribing opioids for pain management.

  2. Identify and examine important recent advances in addiction medicine in the medical literature that have implications for the care of patients in primary care/other generalist settings.

  3. Discuss the myths and facts about chronic opioid therapy and the related do's and don'ts for acute/chronic pain management.

  4. Review the evidence for the relevance of quality of life in substance use disorder treatment and recovery and discuss the importance of incorporating quality-of-life indices into research and services.

  5. Describe the interrelated behavioral symptomatology of addiction and chronic pain and explain why/how both conditions need to be carefully managed.

  6. Review terminology, definition, prevalence, the evidence for mechanism and physiology leading to opioid-induced hyperalgesia (OIH) and effective strategies for preventing, reversing, or managing OIH.

Course Overview



  1. A. The Rise in Painkiller Abuse - How it became a National Epidemic

    1. How American Opiate Epidemic Started by Pharmaceutical Company
    2. The Great Opioid Debate of 2012 - Balancing the need for pain management with the potential for abuse

    B. Treatment Updates in Addiction Medicine and Chronic Pain Management - Research, Risks, and Alternatives

    1. 2012 Update in Addiction Medicine for the Generalist - Advances in addiction medicine
    2. Cautious, Evidence-based Opioid Prescribing
    3. The Case for considering Quality of Life in Addiction Research and Clinical Practice
    4. Study Points to Individualized therapy for Opioid Addiction
    5. Patients Addicted to Opioid Painkillers Achieve Good Results with Outpatient Detoxification
    6. Management of chronic pain in patients with substance use disorders
    7. Comprehensive Review of Opioid Induced Hyperalgesia

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