Mitigating Risks of Long-Term Opioid Therapy in Veterans

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By Karen Drexler, MD

Module Description: This online module is designed for providers serving veterans with chronic pain.  It describes the scope of the problem of pain among Veterans and the Veterans Affairs (VA) – Department of Defense (DoD) Stepped Model of Pain Care as well as other related VA policies and procedures.  Participants will gain skills to mitigate the risks of long-term opioid therapy (LTOT) among Veterans and to assist Veteran patients to access VA healthcare resources.

Note: This online module is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.