Managing Escalating Opioid Doses In Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Managing escalating opioid doses in chronic non-cancer pain

ABOUT:

Pain is the most common reason for people seeking medical help. Chronic pain is a complex medical condition that affects one in five Australians. For about half of these people, their chronic pain significantly interferes with their ability to undertake activities of daily living. Opioid analgesics have a role in the management of chronic pain in selected patients as one component of a multimodal management plan. Some patients experience difficulty in achieving or maintaining therapeutic goals and the opioid dose escalates. This activity reviews how to manage the clinical situation where opioid doses are escalating, including sharing insights from the pain clinic. It also aids GPs to apply a socio-psycho-biomedical approach to the assessment and management of chronic non-cancer pain.

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

  1. Apply a socio-psycho-biomedical approach to the assessment and management of chronic non-cancer pain.
  2. Effectively manage patients with chronic non-cancer pain who are having difficulty maintaining functional goals.
  3. Assist patients with chronic pain develop measurable goals for their pain management.
  4. Effectively manage patients with chronic non-cancer pain with conservative doses of opioid analgesics, avoiding inappropriate opioid dose escalations.
Managing escalating opioid doses in chronic non-cancer pain
  • Host:Care by Mundipharma
  • Activity ID:127995
  • QI&CPD Points:2
  • Provider:Scius Healthcare Solutions

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