186394 - Opioids
- : Online
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.
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 dimensionsCurriculum Contextual Units
- Adult health
- Addiction medicine