Opioid usage in the management of chronic pain in older people
Geriatrician A/Prof Peter Gonski discusses some precautions and best practice advice when considering the use of opioids to manage chronic pain in older people.
Questions asked in the video
- What management methods should be used before considering opioids in older people? 0:00
- What side effects of opioids should be considered before prescribing? 2:02
- What are some considerations that would preclude the use of opioids in an older person? 3:03
- Once an opioid trial is considered suitable for a patient, how should personalised management goals shape treatment? 4:18
This activity is sponsored by Mundipharma.