Clinical Aspects of Risk Management in Prescribing Opioids
Description: Steven D. Passik, PhD, of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, discusses current attitudes about opioids and practical, clinical approaches to managing risks such as misuse and diversion when prescribing opioids for patients being treated for chronic pain.
• Discuss the prevalence of prescription drug abuse and its impact on pain management
• Diagnose and screen for the risk of aberrant drug taking behaviors in pain patients
• Employ strategies to manage aberrant drug taking behaviors in pain patients