Opioid Misuse: Outpatient Risk Identification and Stratification

Opioid Misuse: Outpatient Risk Identification and Stratification 

In the United States, the use and abuse of opioids has become an epidemic, costing the nation billions of dollars every year. While opioids can be a safe and effective method of pain management, they can also be highly addictive. The issue is compounded when physicians and other prescribers prescribe opioids to patients who are at a high risk of opioid misuse or abuse without first exploring other options. In this module, we will explore the risk factors and stratification of opioid misuse, as well as assessment tools and strategies to ensure safe and effective pain management for patients using opioid medications.


Hours: 0.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P4PC23-V2
Hours: 0.75
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Identify risk factors for opioid misuse.
Discuss risk factors for opioid misuse for specific strata of patients.
Utilize proper assessment tools for at-risk patients.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Opioid Endemic A. Meet Josephine B. Statistics C. Misuse and Abuse D. Risk Factors and Identification E. Review F. Summary Section 3: Risk Stratification A. Risk Stratification B. Opioid Risk in Older Adults C. Opioid Risk in Adults D. Opioid Risk in Youth E. Review F. Summary Section 4: Risk Identification and Assessment A. Risk Assessment B. The SOAPP®-R C. The BPI D. Other Indicators E. Review F. Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Staff Writer: Adam Roesner, BSN
Adam Roesner, BSN has been working with various quality measures optimization since 2013. His experience in program management in both clinical and performance measures allows a unique perspective on the challenge faced by healthcare systems today. Adam has presented trainings on HCAHPS programs for sales forces and executive leadership alike, and has managed various skin health and HCAHPS educational programs and bundles for acute, post-acute, and IDN facilities. Disclosure: Adam Roesner, BSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jack M. Gorman, MD

Jack M. Gorman, M.D. co-founded Critica Inc, a non-profit corporation, with his daughter, Dr. Sara Gorman, in 2016 and is its President and Chair. Critica is devoted to fighting science denial and promoting the acceptance of science in health and safety decision-making.

Before founding Critica, Dr. Gorman was Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice-President of both Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc and Care Management Technologies Inc. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its fourth edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry, now in its second edition, and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007. With his daughter, Dr. Sara Gorman, he wrote Denying to the Grave, on the reasons behind denial of scientific medical evidence, published by Oxford University Press in 2016. It has been discussed in media throughout the world. His newest book, Neuroscience at the Intersection of Mind and Brain, was published in 2018.

Disclosure: Jack M. Gorman, 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: Nurses; Physician Assistants; Physicians; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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