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The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing for Patients with Acute and Chronic Pain

C. Wayne Weart, PharmD

Professor Emeritus, Department of Clinical Pharmacy and Outcome Sciences, South Carolina College of Pharmacy, and Professor of Family Medicine, College of Medicine, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston

The goal of this program is to improve the safety of patients being treated for pain. After hearing and assimilating this program, the clinician will be better able to:

  1. Write institutional guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic pain.
  2. Discuss the various causes of the opioid crisis in the United States.
  3. Create a plan for postoperative pain management with a patient planning a major surgical procedure.
  4. Evaluate pain, function, and comorbidities in patients taking opioids.
  5. Recognize and manage opioid-induced hyperalgesia.

The Opioid Crisis: Safe Prescribing For Patients With Acute And Chronic Pain
C. Wayne Weart, PharmD | Aug 27, 2018 | 57:21


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