Effective Opioid Tapering

Open this course Estimated time to complete activity: 1.0 Audience: Providers
Credits Available: AMAAAPAANCCASWBACPECPH UAN #JA4008162-9999-20-2483-H01-P
Activity Release Date: January 26, 2021 Expiration Date: January 25, 2022

This module seeks to address challenges related to opioid tapering for patients clinical care.  This module discusses various strategies of preparing for and initiating a tapering process with patients to avoid withdrawal and potential misuse.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss the risks and benefits of opioid tapering
  • Apply evidence-based strategies when tapering opioids
  • Explain main steps involved in preparing for, initiating, and continually assessing opioid tapering