PCSS-O Free Online Module

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.

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Clinical Guidelines for Opioid Use in Chronic Noncancer Pain
By: Roger Chou, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Oregon Health & Science University Director, Pacific Northwest Evidence-based Practice Center
Module Description: This module walks clinicians through the American Pain Society/American Academy of Pain Medicine guideline on use of opioids for chronic pain, including initial risk assessment, the decision to use opioids, how to initiate of therapy, monitoring, use of higher doses, management of adverse events, and indications for discontinuation of opioids.  Special challenges related to use of methadone and new evidence available since the publication of the guideline, and how it might impact future recommendations, is also highlighted.

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

 For more information about Prescribers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies, go to www.pcss-o.org.