Clinical Practice Guidelines for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain (NA1846)

Author(s): Department of Veterans Affairs - Department of Defense

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Related, NAADAC

Credit Hours: 15

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This course is the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense's Clinical Practice Guideline for Opioid Therapy for Chronic Pain. This CPG is intended to provide healthcare providers with a framework by which to evaluate, treat, and manage the individual needs and preferences of patients with chronic pain who are on or being considered for long-term opioid therapy (LOT).

****CCAPP STUDENTS - PLEASE READ - Please note any course over 8 CEUs/Contact Hours/Hours, must be completed over a 72 hour (or more) time period. Your course start date is the date of purchase, and your completion date is when you have passed your test. For example, 'Completed 7/1/2024 - 7/6/2024'

Course Objectives

  1. Assess the patient's condition, provide education, and determine the best treatment methods in collaboration with the patient and a multidisciplinary care team.

  2. Optimize the patient's health outcomes and function and improve quality of life.

  3. Minimize preventable complications and morbidity.

  4. Emphasize the use of patient-centered care.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction

  2. How to Use This Clinical Practice Guideline

  3. Recommendations

  4. Algorithm

  5. Background

  6. About this Clinical Practice Guideline

  7. Guideline Work Group

  8. Discussion of Recommendations

  9. Appendix A: VA Signature Informed Consent

  10. Appendix B: Urine Drug Testing

  11. Appendix C: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for Opioid Use Disorders

  12. Appendix D: Drug Tables

  13. Appendix E: Evidence Review Methodology

  14. Appendix F: Patient Focus Group Methods and Findings

  15. Appendix G: Evidence Table

  16. Appendix H: 2010 Recommendation Categorization Table

  17. Appendix I: Participant List

  18. Appendix J: Literature Review Search Terms and Strategy

  19. Appendix K: Abbreviation List

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