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Presenter(s): Larry Driver, MD and Lynn Webster, MD
About the webinar: There are identifiable behaviors and risk factors that make people vulnerable to prescription opioid abuse or addiction; understanding these factors is vital to recognizing patients at risk. In this free live webinar, experts Dr. Larry Driver and Dr. Lynn Webster will present healthcare providers with treatment strategies that meet the unique needs of patients who suffer from chronic pain and addiction. A question-and-answer period at the end of the webinar will allow participants to get expert feedback on the specific problems and questions that they face in their practice.
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- Devise a plan to incorporate risk assessment tools into clinical practice when managing patients with chronic pain.
- Utilize information from risk assessment tools in order to stratify patients’ risk for abuse and addiction and develop a differential diagnosis.
- Implement an individualized pain management plan for patients with addiction that addresses risk and integrates the perspectives of patients, their social support systems, and health care providers in the context of available resources.
NOTE: The CME for this archive webinar has expired and it is no longer designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.