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Helpful discussions of challenges commonly faced by health care clinicians when prescribing opioids. Hosted by Dr. Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, Director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education program (SCOPE of Pain) at Boston University's School of Medicine.

SCOPE of Pain: Safe & Competent Opioid Prescribing Education Dr. Daniel Alford, MD, MPH

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Helpful discussions of challenges commonly faced by health care clinicians when prescribing opioids. Hosted by Dr. Daniel P. Alford, MD, MPH, Director of the Safe and Competent Opioid Prescribing Education program (SCOPE of Pain) at Boston University's School of Medicine.

    Ep #019: How Do I Treat Pain in a Patient With Opioid Addiction?

    Ep #019: How Do I Treat Pain in a Patient With Opioid Addiction?

    Your surgical colleague asks if your patient who is taking buprenorphine for his opioid use disorder should stop before hip replacement surgery and requests your guidance on how to manage postoperative pain in this patient. What will you recommend?

    • 2 min
    Ep #018: I Don't Want Addicted Patients in Our Practice

    Ep #018: I Don't Want Addicted Patients in Our Practice

    How do you educate your medical director about the importance and benefits of offering medications, such as buprenorphine for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder?

    • 2 min
    Ep #017: Opioids are Not Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

    Ep #017: Opioids are Not Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

    Your medical director states all patients on chronic opioid therapy should be tapered, as there's no evidence opioids are effective for chronic pain. What is the actual efficacy of opioids for chronic pain?

    • 2 min
    Ep #016: My Wife Overdosed on Her Fentanyl Patch!

    Ep #016: My Wife Overdosed on Her Fentanyl Patch!

    How will you manage a patient's chronic pain and likely opioid use disorder after her opioid overdose?

    • 3 min
    Ep #015: I Need Opioids for My Sprained Ankle

    Ep #015: I Need Opioids for My Sprained Ankle

    A patient with a twisted ankle requests a prescription for oxycodone. How will you respond to his request for opioids for his acute pain?

    • 2 min
    Ep #014: Will Post-Surgery Opioids Make Me Addicted?

    Ep #014: Will Post-Surgery Opioids Make Me Addicted?

    A patient is afraid receiving postoperative opioid analgesics will result in opioid addiction. How will you educate this patient about the risks and benefits of opioids for managing her postoperative pain?

    • 2 min

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