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88924 - Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: pharmacological management. Jan 2017.

  • : Online

Online learning module coupled with an original peer-reviewed update on the pharmacological management of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, including a practical algorithmic approach to long-term NSAID therapy for musculoskeletal pain.

Relevance to General Practice

- It is estimated that 20% of primary care visits are due to musculoskeletal disorders, mostly arthritis, and many practitioners feel uncomfortable managing patients with common problems associated with these conditions. 
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis affect around 6 million Australians and have significant consequences for affected patients and society as a whole. 
- The issues of the management of affected patients are further compounded by the fact that most are elderly with significant comorbidities and increased risk of adverse effects of medications.

Learning outcomes
  • Differentiate between the use of paracetamol and NSAIDs for the treatment of patients with chronic musculoskeletal pain
  • Identify problems with the use of opioids in this setting
  • Suggest strategies for reducing the risk of opioid diversion
  • Delivery
    Title
    88924 - Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: pharmacological management. Jan 2017.
    Location
    Provider Type
    Education Provider
    Duration
    1 hour
    Start Date
    24-Feb-2017
    End Date
    31-Dec-2019
    CPD Points
    1 hour
    Price
    Free
    Location
    Online
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