Obtain the skills, tools and knowledge to help patients’ return to work.
- 4 point RACGP CPD Activity
- 2 hours
- Unlimited access
- Supporting and coaching recovery
There has been a marked increase in the use of prescription opioids for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain (also known as persistent pain). This is despite growing evidence challenging the effectiveness of their use in these circumstances and even identifying the risk of adverse effects and potential for dependence.
This free online course has been developed to provide general practitioners and prescribers of prescription opioids to adults, with the skills, tools and knowledge to help maximise patient benefits and minimise the potential harms.
With over 1.98 million Australian adults starting prescription opioids each year, and over 3.1 million given an opioid yearly, it’s important for all health professionals to know the role of prescriptions opioids and the negative impacts they can have.
After completion of this course, you will be able to: