CDP Presents: Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use - 15 Nov. 2017 via Adobe Connect

CDP Presents: Chronic Pain and Opioid (Ab)Use - Online via Adobe Connect

15 November 2017, Noon to 1:30 p.m. Eastern

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If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Chris Adams (cadams@deploymentpsych.org) or Mr. Micah Norgard (mnorgard@deploymentpsych.org).

Description:
This 90-minute webinar (60 minutes instruction, 30 minutes Q&A),will review the intersection of chronic pain and opioid use and misuse in the military. It details evidence based treatments for both conditions, including the limited efficacy and risks inherent in treating chronic pain with opioids and the importance of medication-assisted treatments (MATs) for managing opioid use disorder. Attendees will learn evidence based screening for opioid use disorder and how to best manage patients with opioid use disorder and/or chronic pain.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this 1.5 hour webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Consider common trends in chronic pain and opioids and prioritize alternative approaches to managing chronic pain.
  • Assess for opioid use disorder.
  • Apply evidence-based treatments for managing opioid use disorders in military clients.