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Better Pain Control with Fewer Opioids
This webinar will discuss these issues and explain how our over-prescribing of opioids has led to more pain and addiction in America.
- Date: 09/16/2019 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
- Introduction: This webinar is in presented in partnership with Sea Mar Community Health Centers and Washington Association for Community Health.
Northwest Regional Primary Care Association presents this free webinar. Pain, opioids, and addiction all affect the same areas of the brain. This webinar will discuss these issues and explain how our over-prescribing of opioids has led to more pain and addiction in America. With a better understanding of pain, medical providers can treat pain more effectively with better outcomes and fewer complications.
In the “Better Pain Control with Fewer Opioids” participants will be able to do the following:
- Identify the relative effectiveness of common oral pain medications.
- Identify common side effects of available pain medications.
- Understand the public health effects and costs of opioid prescriptions for acute and chronic pain.
- Identify the 4 main mechanisms of pain and their impact on acute and chronic pain.
- Understand how the use of opioids for acute and chronic pain commonly result in worse outcomes including the development of opioid use disorder.
- Identify the optimal treatment options for both acute and chronic pain including behavioral health interventions
This webinar will be led by national expert Dr. Don Teater.
Don has worked as Medical Advisor at the National Safety Council addressing the national epidemic of opioid abuse, addiction, and overdose; and he was lead facilitator for the expert panel discussion during the development of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016.
Don recently co-authored their workbook: Treating Chronic Pain: Pill Free Approaches to Move People from Hurt To Hope.
For more information, call (206) 783-3004