“Opioid Taper and Reduction Strategies and Clinical Recommendations for the Primary Care Setting” presented by Hazelden Betty Ford Trainer and Consultant, Dr. Kerry Hettinger, PharmD on October 21st, 22nd, 27th and 28th
Background: Recent evidence has revealed both the risks and likely ineffectiveness of long-term opioid therapy in treating chronic pain. Subsequently, an urgent need has emerged for clinical guidelines and recommendations to support providers in the management of opioid tapering and reduction protocols for high risk patients on long-term opioid therapy. In response, the HHS released their Guide for Clinicians on the Appropriate Dosage Reduction or Discontinuation of Long-Term Opioid Analgesics in October 2019, to provide the most current evidence-based recommendations and protocols on opioid tapering, reduction and discontinuation to assist the primary care provider in clinical practice.
Training Summary: This training will review the HHS Guide for Clinicians Recommendations and other available evidence on opioid tapering and reduction in clinical practice. We will also examine the importance of the provider—patient therapeutic alliance, identify key decision points in the clinical pathway, review sample opioid taper algorithms and pathways, and discuss the role of behavioral health in supporting providers in the management of patients with chronic pain and tapering of opioid therapy.
Training Dates and Time:8:30am – 10:30:00am on October 21st, 22nd, 27th and 28th
Wednesday, October 21st
Thursday, October 22nd
Tuesday, October 27th
Wednesday, October 28th https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/4ce617bd901d47ea9c07803727db3e5d