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Opioids Clinical Primer

This program provides an overview of key concepts and skills for clinicians facing common challenges in the management of patients with chronic pain, including reducing the risks of opioids and addressing opioid use disorder.

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Mental Health, Chronic Pain, and Substance Use: Addressing the Connections

Understand how mental health conditions such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders and a history of trauma may contribute to and complicate the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) and substance use disorders. Explore how to use brief interventions and referral for treatment for patients with these overlapping conditions. Consider ways to incorporate trauma informed care into practice.

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Strategies for Managing Chronic Pain: Moving Beyond Opioids

Learn to educate and motivate patients to use non-pharmacologic strategies for pain self-management. Explore how to optimize non-opioid medications for the management of chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP). Strengthen communication skills in order to develop collaborative relationships with patients. Discover what resources are available for primary care providers to help manage chronic pain in their patient population.

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Treating Opioid Use Disorder: Initiating Buprenorphine in Primary Care, ED and Inpatient Settings

Identify patients with opioid use disorder in primary care, ED and inpatient settings. Learn how to initiate treatment with buprenorphine in these different clinical environments. Recognize the importance of dispensing naloxone for overdose prevention. Understand the role of Rapid Access Addiction Medicine clinics in the care of people with substance use disorders.