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186394 - Opioids

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Opioids e-learning module is designed to improve a medical practitioner’s knowledge and confidence about opioids, assessment of dependence and managing withdrawal. Participants will be able to apply key knowledge areas to inform evidence-based practice within their local context, to people who present with opioid use concerns.

Relevance to General Practice

A better understanding of opioids and opioid related conditions including tolerance, dependence, hyperalgesia, and the broader effects of long term use will help medical practitioners better respond to patient misperceptions of their low-risk potential and wide application in health states. Interpreting the differences in presentation for opioid intoxication, dependence and withdrawal will also help medical practitioners treat and manage more confidently issues patients face. While residential treatment maybe an option, there are also other options within the community to help patients including psychosocial interventions, medication-assisted treatment, self-help and peer-based supports.
Opioids e-learning module is designed to improve a medical practitioner’s knowledge and confidence about opioids, assessment of opioid-use dependence and managing withdrawal.

Learning outcomes
  • Use prevalence data relevant to assist in the identification of persons who may be experiencing opioid overuse and opioid-related harms within the Australian context.
  • Apply opioid-specific harm reduction practices and be able to offer harm reduction advice to patients with opioid use.
  • Identify and respond to intoxication and overdose for patients who use opioids across a variety of health care contexts.
  • Apply evidence-based practice to treatment planning and management for the patient in opioid withdrawal across a variety of healthcare contexts.
  • Domains of General Practice

    D1. Communication skills and the patient-doctor relationship

    • Communication is clear, respectful, empathic and appropriate to the person and their sociocultural context

    D2. Applied professional knowledge and skills

    • Diagnosis and management is evidence-based and relevant to the needs of the patient

    D3. Population health and the context of general practice

    • The patterns and prevalence of disease are incorporated into screening and management practices

    D4. Professional and ethical role

    D5. Organisational and legal dimensions

    Curriculum Contextual Units
    • Adult health
    • Addiction medicine
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    186394 - Opioids
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    4 hrs
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