miércoles, 27 de julio de 2016

Opioid Webinar #3: Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain

CDC COCA Webinar Series: Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
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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.
TODAY: A reminder for Webinar #2(Nonopioid Therapy for Chronic Pain), which takes place this afternoon 2-3 pm ET. Participant information is the same as Webinar #3 below.
A WEEK FROM TODAY: During the third webinar of the series, Dr. Deborah Dowell (CDC, NCIPC) will present on assessing the benefits and risks of opioid therapy for chronic pain. Drs. Mark Sullivan and Jane Ballantyne (University of Washington) will review a case study of a patient with fibromyalgia who was prescribed oxycodone following a motor vehicle crash.
Webinar #3 Participant Information:
Date: Wednesday, August 3, 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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