Opioids for Persistent Pain: Overview and Evidence

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Royal College of Anaesthetists

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Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from Royal College of Anaesthetists explores is the first of two sessions covering the use of oral and transdermal opioids for persistent pain (also referred to as chronic, chronic non-cancer or long term pain). Opioids have proven benefit for treating acute pain and in palliative care, however, the use of opioid medicines in those conditions will not be covered in this session. This session provides an overview of the evidence for using opioids to treat persistent pain, including commonly used opioid medicines, their effectiveness and side effects.

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Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

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Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the opioid medicines commonly used for managing persistent pain

Discuss the effectiveness of opioids when used for persistent pain

List the common adverse effects of opioid medicines