AAPM Lunch Provided
The Long Lasting Impact of a Short Conversation About Opioid Overdose Risks
After attending this symposium, participants should be better able to:
- Identify patients at risk for an opioid overdose.
- Facilitate brief and impactful conversations with patients and care partners around risk of opioid overdose and the need for take-home naloxone.
- Implement strategies to incorporate communication about opioid overdose and take-home naloxone into clinical protocols when prescribing opioids.
Despite mounting concern and efforts to address opioid overdose in the United States, death rates involving prescription opioids have not abated. This statistic highlights missed opportunities for clinicians to intervene to help save lives. Numerous government agencies and professional organizations recommend that clinicians co-prescribe take-home naloxone with opioids for at-risk patients as a precaution to help prevent opioid overdose deaths. While it is necessary to first identify patients at risk of an opioid overdose, just as important is engaging in conversations that can help save patients’ lives. The faculty will model a brief and impactful conversation with patients and care partners in a way that facilitates patient acceptance to take-home naloxone being part of their chronic pain treatment plan.
Activity sponsored by kaleo, Inc.