Recommended Course

Opioid Use & Chronic Pain

12.99 | Olympia Resol

About this course:

Login
Introduction
Historically, prescribers limited the use of opioids for pain management solely to patients with acute or cancer-related pain. Over time, the use of opioids to treat many types of pain has increased to dangerously high levels (Berland, 2012). This shift does not come without controversy, as considerable debate continues regarding the appropriate use of these potent, and potentially addictive medications (Ault, 2015). The increase in opioid prescribing is staggering: In 1991, approximately 76 million opioid prescriptions were written in the United States, and by 2013 this figure jumped to nearly 207 million. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of these medications, cornering nearly 100% of the global hydrocodone demand, and 81% of the demand for oxycodone (NIH, 2014). 
Of the estimated 24.6 million U.S. citizens (i.e., 9.4% of the population 12 and older) suffering from substance abuse, approximately 1.9 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioid drugs. Addiction occurs in every state, county, socio-economic, and ethnic group (ASAMOAD, 2016). Due to this surge in the use of prescription narcotics, 53 people in the U.S. die each day of a prescription opioid overdose (CDC, 2018).

Price: $12.99


Lessons:

Opioid Use & Chronic Pain

Description

Introduction
Historically, prescribers limited the use of opioids for pain management solely to patients with acute or cancer-related pain. Over time, the use of opioids to treat many types of pain has increased to dangerously high levels (Berland, 2012). This shift does not come without controversy, as considerable debate continues regarding the appropriate use of these potent, and potentially addictive medications (Ault, 2015). The increase in opioid prescribing is staggering: In 1991, approximately 76 million opioid prescriptions were written in the United States, and by 2013 this figure jumped to nearly 207 million. The United States is the world’s largest consumer of these medications, cornering nearly 100% of the global hydrocodone demand, and 81% of the demand for oxycodone (NIH, 2014). 
Of the estimated 24.6 million U.S. citizens (i.e., 9.4% of the population 12 and older) suffering from substance abuse, approximately 1.9 million people abuse or are dependent on prescription opioid drugs. Addiction occurs in every state, county, socio-economic, and ethnic group (ASAMOAD, 2016). Due to this surge in the use of prescription narcotics, 53 people in the U.S. die each day of a prescription opioid overdose (CDC, 2018).


Topics:

  • Opioid Use & Chronic Pain

Recommended Courses

Image placeholder
Online Class
Basics of Negative Pressure Wound Therapy (NPWT)
View course
Image placeholder
Online Class
Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease
View course
Image placeholder
Online Class
Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
View course
Image placeholder
Online Class
What is Addiction?
View course

Additional Information

  • Online Course
  • 12.99
  • 3 hours includes study guide
  • Certification upon completion

Study Guides

Payment Method Available

  • Stripe
  • PayPal