West Virginia: Discussing Patients Who Abuse Prescription Pain Pills
The goal of this course is to help health care professionals learn about what steps they can take to screen for opioid addiction and dependence in patients with chronic pain and how to prevent and treat the addiction.

Course Publication Date: September 10, 2021

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:WV-ABUSE-21
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Substance Abuse
Learning Objectives
  • Develop strategies to assess and monitor patients taking opioids for abuse and potential diversion of medication.

  • Discuss treatment management and possible referral plans to prevent and address opioid addiction in patients with a diagnosis of chronic pain.

  • Name two warning signs that a patient is becoming addicted to pain pills.

  • State three risk factors for prescription opioid abuse.

  • List four complications that abusers of pain pills often have.

  • Describe communication strategies to engage patients in conversation focused on treatment of prescription drug abuse or addiction.


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