SAFE Opioid Prescribing: Assessing ER/LA Opioid Products: Similarities and Differences Prescribers Need to Know
Today, clinicians are faced with the challenge of adequately treating a large number of patients with acute and chronic pain, while mitigating the risks associated with treatment. Our ability to manage pain, now competes against the crisis of opioid abuse and adverse outcomes such as addiction, unintentional overdose, and death, resulting from inappropriate prescribing, abuse, and misuse of opioids.
These complexities require clinicians to have a strong understanding of all options for pain management including non-pharmacologic and non-opioid options, as well as when to appropriately consider opioid agents when other non-opioid approaches have proven unsuccessful in alleviating pain and the benefits outweigh the risks.
The SAFE Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) symposium is designed to fulfill on specific requirements put forth by the FDA Education Blueprint for HCPs Involved in the Treatment and Monitoring of Patients with Pain. Six evidence-based CME modules will address topics such as; the fundamentals of pain management, assessment of patients in pain, identifying and mitigating risk factors for abuse and addiction, and how to appropriately integrate opioid analgesics into a pain treatment plan individualized to the needs of the patient.
Additional topics to be covered include, tools to manage patients on opioids analgesics in pain settings, including initiating therapy, titrating and discontinuing use, as well as strategies to counsel patients on safe use, disposal, and ways to identify and manage opioid use disorder or addiction.
Complete the entire SAFE Opioid Prescribing activity to receive your training completion certificate!
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