jueves, 21 de julio de 2016

Opioid Webinar #2: Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain

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CDC COCA Webinar Series: Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) partnered with CDC’s Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) and the University of Washington to present this COCA Webinar Series about the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. The series will cover when and how opioids should be initiated for chronic pain, how to assess risk and address harms of opioid use, and when and how opioids should be discontinued. University of Washington will provide insight into the application of the Guideline in clinical settings.
During the second webinar in this series, Dr. Deborah Dowell (CDC, NCIPC) will present the effectiveness and risks of nonopioid treatments for chronic pain and how to identify appropriate treatment strategies for chronic pain conditions. Drs. David Tauben and James Robinson (University of Washington) will review a case study of chronic headaches and cervical spine pain.
Webinar #2 Participant Information:
Date: Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Time: 2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Dial In: 800-779-0686 (U.S. Callers); 1-312-470-0194 (International Callers)
Passcode: 3377346
Webinar: https://www.mymeetings.com/nc/join.php? i=PW8523113&p=3377346&t=c
  • Registration is not required, but join early. Line opens 15 minutes before the live call.
  • When possible dial in as a group.
  • This is a high interest call. If lines reach capacity, access on demand a few days after the live call.
  • Earn free continuing education.
Upcoming Dates for the Guideline Webinar Series
(Wednesdays, 2-3 pm EDT)
The recording and related materials for each webinar are posted online within a few days of the live call.
Why is this important?
The amount of opioids prescribed in the U.S. quadrupled from 1999-2014. Unfortunately, long-term opioid use for chronic pain is associated with serious risks, including abuse, dependence, and overdose. In addition, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether pain relief, function, or quality of life improves with long-term opioid therapy. 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.
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