USPHS: Opioids: The Hard Conversation: Where Do We Start?

Description

Discussing goals of therapy, addition risks, and other topics surrounding opioid treatment can be uncomfortable and difficult.  Patients and providers carry their personal biases into the interactions we have.  Recognizing these biases and making efforts to overcome them will help us to become better communicators and stay in  the best position to help avoid the patient avoid adverse reactions to include overdose. This session discusses some of the misconceptions surrounding opioid addiction and strategies that enable us overcome barriers to effective change.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common misconceptions surrounding opioid addiction and abuse.
  2. Recognize communication barriers regarding addiction risk and apply strategies to overcome bias.
  3. Utilize the Stages of Change model for behavior change and motivational interviewing to more effectively counsel patients about opioid treatment.

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify common misconceptions surrounding opioid addiction and abuse.
  2. Recognize communication barriers regarding addiction risk and apply strategies to overcome bias.
  3. Utilize the Stages of Change model for behavior change and motivational interviewing to more effectively counsel patients about opioid treatment.

   

     

 
 
 
Speakers:
Isaiah
Isaiah Litton, PharmD, BCACP
Chief Pharmacist
Federal Bureau of Prisons - FCI Tallahassee
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Clinical Patient Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Monday, October 28
Time: 
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Cortez A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-241-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .05
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-241-L01-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .05
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based