Responsible prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain as part of a multimodal approach
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This education is accredited: RACGP 2 CPD, ACRRM 1 CME PD.
Non-drug and non-opioid therapies should be implemented as the first-line approach to care in patients with chronic non-cancer pain. Only when these approaches have been ineffective, opioid therapies may be considered in a select group of patients as outlined in current Australian guidelines. This module aims to educate GPs about the broad issues about opioid use in society, as well as how to confidently and responsibly manage chronic non-cancer pain using an individualised sociopsychobiomedical approach.On completion of this education activity participants will be able to:
- Understand the key role of GPs in the responsible prescribing of opioids.
- Explain the sociopsychobiomedical model of pain including the role of the brain in chronic non-cancer pain.
- Using Australian guidelines, confidently treat patients experiencing chronic non-cancer pain using an individualised, multimodal and interdisciplinary approach.
- Determine when to initiate, continue and discontinue opioids for chronic non-cancer pain including how to assess and minimise risks.
- Confidently refer patients to community allied health services to help address their individual needs and coordinate treatment plans with the allied health team.
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