CDC recommendations for nonopioid treatments in the management of chronic pain
Published Date:July 27, 2016
Corporate Authors:Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.). Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response. Division of Emergency Operations.
Series:COCA Conference Call
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain COCA Call Series ; 2nd
Description:CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: NonopioidTreatments for Chronic Pain / Deborah Dowell -- Non-opioid medications & nonpharmacologic treatment / David Tauben, James Robinson.
Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) conference call Wednesday, July 27, 2016
Between 1999-2014, nonopioid treatments for chronic pain were used less frequently while the amount of opioids prescribed in the United States quadrupled. Unfortunately, long-term opioid use for chronic pain is associated with serious risks, including abuse, dependence, and overdose. In addition, there is insufficient evidence to determine whether pain relief, function, or quality of life improves with long-term opioid therapy. The CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain provides recommendations for safer and more effective prescribing of opioids for chronic pain in patients 18 years of age and older in outpatient settings outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care. During this COCA Call, a case study will be used to illustrate how clinicians can identify appropriate treatment strategies for chronic pain. In addition, clinicians will learn about the effectiveness and risks of nonopioid medications and nonpharmacologic treatments for chronic pain.
This COCA Call is the second in a series about CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
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