Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

Clinical Practice Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids 

This webinar provides an overview of factors which may have contributed to the current opioid use epidemic, as well as the clinical outcomes associated with long-term opioid use. Methods for identifying the potential risks of opioid treatment will be discussed. Recommended treatment strategies for patients with chronic pain will be presented, including an overview of the CDC pain management guidelines, and general strategies for safer pain management practices.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

California Association of Alcohol and Drug Educators


Relias Learning is an approved provider of Continuing Education. Provider number: CP40 910 H 0318 for 1.00 CEHs.

Oklahoma Board of Licensed Alcohol and Drug Counselors


Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-W004
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 1/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Summarize the history behind the opioid epidemic in America
Identify the issues surrounding the treatment of chronic pain
Describe the CDC’s new opioid prescribing guidelines for chronic pain

1. Learning Objectives 2. Definition of Pain 3. Timeline 4. Treatment Strategy 5. Timeline 6. Pain & Opioids 7. Statistics 8. Treating Chronic Pain 9. Issues 10. Progress 11. State Guidelines 12. CDC Guidelines 13. Purpose 14. Three Key Aspects 15. When to Initiate 16. When to Continue 17. Opioid Selection 18. Assessing Risk 19. Pain and Opioids 20. Where to Go 21. Congratulations

Instructor: Karl J. Haake, MD
Karl J. Haake, MD, is currently the Pain Management Consultant for the Missouri Primary Care Association and lead facilitator for Missouri's Chronic Pain ECHO Project. He is an anesthesiologist who specializes in pain medicine and is certified by both the American Board of Anesthesiology and the American Board of Pain Medicine. He formed the first pain clinic at a Federally Qualified Health Center in the United States at the Community Health Center of Central Missouri and consults with hospitals, health systems, managed care organizations, private clinics, and FQHC's throughout the country regarding coordination of primary care, behavioral health, and pain management. In addition to clinical responsibilities, Dr. Haake is deeply involved with the improvement of the delivery of chronic pain care and addressing the issues associated with the utilization of opioid pain medications. He currently serves on the Opioid Prescribing Initiative with Missouri Health Net and the Department of Mental Health in Missouri. He has spoken regionally and nationally including at the Missouri Coalition for Community Behavioral Healthcare and Psychiatric Rehab Conference, the National Association of Community Health Centers Community Health Institute, and the National Council for Behavioral Health. Dr. Haake received a Presidential Commendation from the American Academy of Pain Medicine in 2014 for work surrounding the coordination of pain care among specialists and primary care providers. He received his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and completed his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Disclosure: Karl J. Haake, MD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Advanced, Intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; Entry, Intermediate level Physicians; Nurses; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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