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CEACCP: Chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse (Read) for Allied Health

Speciality Classification
Allied Health
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
Faculty of Pain Medicine RCA, British Pain Society

Permission has been granted by Elsevier on behalf of the British Journal of Anaesthesia to link directly to articles and MCQs from BJA Education on e-Learning Anaesthesia.

Key points

  • Opioids must only be prescribed after careful physical, psychosocial, and vocational assessment.
  • Misuse of prescription opioids can be reduced by good prescribing practice.
  • Patients on prescription opioids must be regularly assessed.
  • Oral or transdermal route of administration should be used; parenteral, sublingual, or transnasal routes should be avoided.
  • Meperidine is particularly unsuitable for patients with persistent pain.
  • There are factors that might predict whether a patient is likely to misuse prescription opioids.
  • Management of prescription opioid misuse requires prompt intervention and a multidisciplinary approach.

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Delivery
Title
CEACCP: Chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse (Read) for Allied Health
Speciality Classification
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Chronic Conditions and Disease Management, Pain management, Pain Management and Palliative Care
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Location
Online
Reference
20_09_10
Access Duration (in months)
12
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Modules this course belongs to
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