Chronic Opioid Therapy

Return to all Chronic Conditions sessions.

Estimated time to complete session: 60 min.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this session, you should be able to:

1. Evaluate patients presenting with chronic nonterminal pain to assess for potential opioid responsiveness and opioid risk. 
2. Develop an evidence-based treatment plan that involves the appropriate selection of an initial opioid, continuous monitoring and adjustment, tapering and discontinuation, alternative therapies, and/or referral to a pain subspecialist. 
3. Utilize state Prescription Monitoring Programs (PMPs), patient prescriber agreements, patient counseling documents, and documented urine drug screening to minimize physician liability when prescribing opioids.

Additional Information

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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed
Course opens: 
01/17/2017
Course expires: 
01/16/2020
Parent activity set: 

David T Walsworth, MD, FAAFP, Associate Chair for Clinical Affairs; Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, College of Human Medicine, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AAFP prescribed

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
01/17/2017
Course expires: 
01/16/2020
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