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Opioid usage in the management of chronic pain in older people

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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

  1. What management methods should be used before considering opioids in older people? 0:00
  2. What side effects of opioids should be considered before prescribing? 2:02
  3. What are some considerations that would preclude the use of opioids in an older person? 3:03
  4. Once an opioid trial is considered suitable for a patient, how should personalised management goals shape treatment? 4:18

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