Chronic Opioid Therapy
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.
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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
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