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3.08 | PRESCRIBER AND DISPENSER TRAINING - Understanding pain, opioid therapy and managing inherited patients


MODULE NAME:Understanding pain, opioid therapy and managing inherited patients
LEARNING LEVEL:Level 3 - AOD Treatment Specific Practice
TARGET AUDIENCE:All prescribers and dispensers.
MODULE AIM:The aim of this module is to equip prescribers and dispensers with a greater knowledge and awareness of the complexities and challenges in prescribing or dispensing opioid medicines to new or inherited patients as well as practical strategies that can be implemented in everyday practice.

By the end of this module, learners will be able to:

  • Differentiate between pain classifications, with a particular focus on the prevalence and causes of lower back pain.
  • Identify core components of a comprehensive psycho-social-biomedical assessment for opioid therapies.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of initiating a monitored medicine.
  • Differentiate the use of opioids in the treatment of acute pain compared to persistent pain.
  • Identify and manage predictive behaviours for problematic opioid use.
  • Identify and apply safe practice recommendations when supporting an inherited patient.
LENGTH:2 hours

This module is accredited for:

  • 1.5 hours of Educational Activities and 0.5 hours of Reviewing Performance with RACGP;
  • 2.0 hours of CPD with ACRRM; and
  • 2 hours of Group 1 CPD (or 2 CPD credits) suitable for inclusion in an individual pharmacist’s CPD plan which can be converted to 2 hours of Group 2 CPD (or 4 CPD credits) upon successful completion of relevant assessment activities with APC.

Please refer to your Statement of Completion for full details.

NB: Insight uploads CPD hours quarterly to ACRRM and RACGP. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:QScript Learning was funded by the Prevention Division within the Queensland State Government’s Department of Health.  
REFERENCE LIST:Available here
LAST UPDATED:February 2023