Effectively Communicating with Patients about Opioid Therapy
This is the seventh webinar in a COCA Call series about CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain. To view a list of other webinars in the series, visit the opioid call series overview webpage
Date:Tuesday, December 13, 2016
Time: 2:00-3:00 pm (Eastern Time)
Deborah Dowell, MD, MPH
Senior Medical Advisor
Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
National Center for Injury Control and Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
David J. Tauben, MD, FACP
Chief, Division of Pain Medicine
Hughes M & Katherine G. Blake Endowed Professor
Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia & Pain Medicine
University of Washington
Joseph O. Merrill MD, MPH
Department of Medicine
University of Washington
Harborview Medical Center
Effective communication between patient and provider is critical when initiating opioid therapy. Often providers will need to adjust prescribing practices and motivate patients to stay committed to the changes. During this COCA Call, clinicians will learn how to apply principles of motivational interviewing and a six-step process that is patient-centered and supports clinical judgment when conflict arises. Presenters will review two case studies in which they will apply communication strategies, and provide examples of patient-provider dialogue.
- Outline key talking points to communicate to a patient who has been prescribed opioid therapy.
- Provide practical strategies to help motivate a patient’s commitment to opioid therapy adjustment.
- Apply a patient-centered, six-step process to minimize conflict when communicating opioid dosing recommendations.
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain and Related Materials
- SAMHSA Buprenorphine Training for Physicians
- MMWR: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — United States, 2016
- JAMA Special Communication: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
- Guideline Resources: Clinical Tools
- Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Recommendations
- Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
- Nonopioid Treatments for Chronic Pain
- Assessing Benefits and Harms of Opioid Therapy
- Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids for Safer Dosage
- Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)
CDC Vital Signs
CDC Injury Prevention and Control
- CDC Prescription Drug Overdose
- Prescription Drug Overdose: What Health Care Providers Need to Know about the Epidemic
- Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention for States
Other Agency Resources
- The White House - Office of National Drug Control Policy: Opioid Abuse in the United States[471KB]
- NIH Pain Consortium Centers of Excellence in Pain Education (CoEPEs)
- Providers' Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment
- Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies
- CMS Improvements to Medicare Drug and Health Plans
- SAMHSA - Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
- National Institute on Drug Abuse
- PDMP Center of Excellence, Brandeis University
- Audio conference call on 12/13/16: 2:00 - 3:00 PM EDT
- Web-on-demand training after 3:00 PM EDT on 12/13/16
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