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Mayo Clinic Opioid Conference: Evidence, Clinical Considerations, and Best Practice

This inaugural opioid-focused conference aims to highlight the shift in guidelines and public concern regarding the use of opioids in medical practice. This course provides the most up-to-date information regarding the appropriate indication for opioids in clinical practice. Topics cover the basics of opioids, evidence-based guidelines for opioids, medication monitoring, tapering and legal considerations. In addition, we cover a broad range of issues, including opioid addiction and difficult patient conversations, and provide guidelines to standardize your practice of opioid prescribing. Medical providers including nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, addiction experts, pharmacists and others may benefit from this multidisciplinary review and update of opioid management. This course includes lectures by experts in the field of pain medicine and opioid management, panel discussions, and question-and-answer sessions.

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