By the end of this module, the learner will be able to:
- Discuss the components of the accepted standard of care for chronic nonmalignant pain.
- Describe the use of a number of clinical tools to support the management of chronic nonmalignant pain in primary care settings.
- Describe strategies for optimizing safety in the provision of opioid analgesics for chronic pain.
- Describe the approach to preventing and detecting the misuse of opioid pain medications in patients being treated for chronic pain.
- Describe the differences between physical dependence on and addiction to opioid pain medications and how to recognize addiction in chronic pain patients.
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This material was developed with some support from the NIDA Centers of Excellence in Physician Information Program.
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