Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) Calls/Webinars - Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain - August 3, 2016 (Web on Demand)
Course Number: WD2286-080316
Clinician Outreach Communication Activity (COCA) Conference Calls are designed to serve as the venue for timely education and two-way communication with CDC Subject Matter Experts (SME). The conference calls address emerging threats, the effects on human populations, and the medical evaluation and management of these threats.
Although evidence supports short-term effectiveness of opioids to treat pain, there is insufficient data that long-term use of opioids effectively treats chronic pain. In fact, long-term use of opioids in high doses can contribute to opioid-use disorder and overdose. Therefore, long-term opioid therapy should only be used when the benefits outweigh the risks. During this COCA Call, presenters will explore a case study on how recommendations from the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain were used to ascertain the associated benefits and risks when a patient with fibromyalgia was prescribed oxycodone following a motor vehicle crash.
TARGET AUDIENCE: Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists, Veterinarians, Physician Assistants, Health Educators and Other Clinicians