Navigating Perception and Managing Expectations in a Changing Prescribing Environment: Addressing the Need for an Opioid Taper and Managing the Patient from an Integrative Approach

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Navigating Perception and Managing Expectations in a Changing Prescribing Environment: Addressing the Need for an Opioid Taper and Managing the Patient from an Integrative Approach

August 10, 2017 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Presenter(s): Rebecca C. Anderson, PhD

Recording and PPT slides coming soon!

About the webinar: In a changing prescribing environment, providers are urged to consider non-opioid treatments to manage chronic pain when benefits of opioids do not outweigh their risks for individual patients. It is important that providers make a rational case for an opioid taper to these patients, while addressing patients’ concerns and emotional reactions, and set reasonable expectations for the taper. Multiple options are available to treat pain without opioid therapy. These can be utilized within an integrative approach with a focus on behavioral therapies that foster patient buy-in and active participation to improve pain control while enhancing quality of life.

Educational objectives:

  • Employ a strategy to communicate with patients about the rationale for an opioid taper
  • Describe several integrated approaches to the management of pain without the use of opioids
  • Formulate a plan to utilize integrative approaches into their practices with their patients

Accreditation and designation: The American Academy of Pain Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Academy of Pain Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Details

Date:
August 10, 2017
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Event Category:

Other

Presenter
Rebecca C. Anderson, PhD
Time Zone
ET