Update on Opioids in Palliative Care
Update on Opioids in Palliative Care
"Update on Opioids in Palliative Care" presented by Judith A. Paice PhD RN FAAN. This presentation starts with a brief review of the history of opioid uses in medicine. Judith then reviews the classes, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacogenomics of opioids. She also discusses the different opioids available for medical, including methadone and how it is different from the other opioid medications. Additionally, she discusses equianalgesic dosing and presents two example calculations for opioid conversion.

Learn the answers to these questions and more in this presentation: What are the potential adverse effects of opioids? Why is a fentanyl patch available but not a morphine patch? Why is renal and liver status important to know when prescribing opioids?

This course was most recently reviewed and revised in March 2018. Review and update due by the end of March 2022.

Note: The first few slides are written material to read. Audio starts on the 4th slide.

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CE: 1.0 hours, 1.0 pharmacology

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