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All-Ohio Medical School Opioid Use Disorder Collaborative Curriculum

Funded by Ohio Mental Health & Addiction Services

C2.1. Session Overview - Prudent principles of controlled drug prescribing: Risk benefit assessment

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

Learning Objectives

  1. Practice asking basic pain assessment questions 
  2. Elicit a patient’s Substance Use Disorder (SUD) history.  
  3. Practice applying patient management clinical reasoning algorithm with different cases 
  4. Demonstrate giving bad news and assessing patient readiness with initial response 

Author: Theodore Parran, MD

School: Case Western Reserve University (CWRU)

Curriculum Template- Risk Benefit Assessment_Parran 6-19-19

Presentation - Risk Benefit Assessment_Parran 6-19-19