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Opioid Choices and Issues for Patient and Practitioner
Speakers: Gregory Caldwell O.D. & Tracy Offerdahl-McGowan, Pharm.D
Hours: 2hrs | 71871-PH
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This is an oral pharmacology course that describes the appropriate use of opioid medications, with an emphasis on pain management within the scope of Optometry and general pain management. Case anecdotes will include management of ocular pain, with specific emphasis on oralsystemic medications. Opioid medications will evaluated in terms of risk versus benefit, with an emphasis on appropriate use of pain medications, evaluation of potential addiction, and a description on how to protect both patient and practitioner.