11b: Pain Medication and Adolescents: Special Considerations

Patricia Cintra Franco Schram, MD

Educational objectives:

  • Review data to support that adolescence is a vulnerable time to be exposed to opioids
  • Develop skills to provide information about the risks of opioids as an important component of treating adolescents
  • Recognize that many principles about safe opioid prescribing pertain to adolescents as well as adults