SOURCE: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/traini ... ining.html
Example from new CDC comprehensive Training Material:
- "It makes sense that the medication is helping you with your pain, but you could do without the side effects."
"I have helped many people in your situation. We'll get you through this too."
- "It makes no sense that you can help me, or anyone else, by taking away their pain medicine."
- After sharing that others in her situation have been helped, continue in a positive direction by verbalizing reassuring elements of the history and exam.
Then, explain how others in similar situations have found relief.
Applying CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
An Online Training Series for Healthcare Providers
Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids: An Online Training Series for Providers
In 2017, almost 57 million American patients had at least one prescription for opioids filled or refilled. The average number of opioid prescriptions per patient was 3.4, and the average days of supply per prescription was 18 days.1 Taking opioids for longer periods of time or in higher doses increases the risk of addiction, overdose, and death. The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides recommendations for safer and more effective prescribing of opioids for chronic pain in patients 18 and older in outpatient settings outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.
This interactive online training series aims to help healthcare providers apply CDC’s recommendations in clinical settings through patient scenarios, videos, knowledge checks, tips, and resources. Providers can gain a better understanding of the recommendations, the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, nonopioid treatment options, patient communication, and risk mitigation. Each stand-alone module is self-paced and offers free continuing education credit. The list below contains information about the trainings currently available, as well as those planned for release for the remainder of this year.