Learn how you can help employees use – and not abuse – opioids, and offer other strategies to manage pain. This session will cover opioid names, indications, mechanism of action, and legal concerns, including the limitation of ordering by doctors and APRNs, fines, and licenses. We will also cover the research surrounding opioid usage, side effects, and the medications used to combat them.
Identify available opioids and their mechanism of action, properties and their reversal agents.
Describe the legal issues surrounding opioid use and abuse.
Explain methods to use opioids safely while managing pain.