This session is a brief review of pain assessment (acute / chronic / malignant, mild/moderate /severe), and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) screening and assessment (SUD present or not, active / remission, opioids as preference or not) followed by clinical reasoning algorithm regarding risks and benefits of using opioids or alternatives. This session is foundational for learners to determine whether opioids are safe to prescribe to a patient.
Instructional Strategy: Lecture/Discussion, 1 hour
Author: Theodore Parran, MD
School: Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)
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