Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Prescribing of Opioids for Adult Patients in the ED

Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Prescribing of Opioids for Adult Patients in the ED

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Opioid-related overdose deaths have risen four-fold from 1999 to 2010. This epidemic requires that emergency physicians carefully weigh the risks of opioid misuse against the benefits. This learning activity, based on ACEP’s clinical policy, will explore the utility of prescription monitoring programs as a means of preventing opioid misuse, as well as review the evidence for opioid use in patients with acute low back pain and for routine, long-term use of opioids for patients with chronic noncancer pain.

Earn up to 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM—free to ACEP members

  • Outline a reasonable approach to prescribing opioid analgesics for emergency department patients.
  • Describe the currently available programs aimed at identifying patients at high risk for opioid addiction or misuse.
  • Discuss whether Schedule II or Schedule III opioids are more effective for the treatment of new-onset acute pain.
  • Discuss the evidence base for the recommendations in this clinical policy.

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CME Statements

The American College of Emergency Physicians is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The American College of Emergency Physicians designates this enduring material for a maximum of 3 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
 

Approved by the American College of Emergency Physicians for a maximum of 3 hours of ACEP Category I credit.

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