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Pain, Opioids, and Worker Wellness: A Live, In-Person Training for Connecticut-Based Clinicians

The Yale Program in Addiction Medicine is hosting a free, live, in-person continuing medical education training for Connecticut-based clinicians, entitled Pain, Opioids, and Worker Wellness. Attendees will be eligible for AMA PRA Category 1 Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits.

Acute and chronic pain are common in the workplace and result in lost productivity which can be impacted by long-term opioid prescriptions and opioid use disorder. Clinicians who treat injured workers can benefit from targeted training that will help hone their skills to identify and treat such individuals with a goal toward proper clinical care for acute pain, prevention of and care for chronic pain, improved functional status and return to work.

Who should attend this training retreat?

This training is designed for Connecticut-based clinicians who care for injured workers navigating the return-to-work process and who may provide care for acute or chronic pain. Attendees will participate collaboratively in didactic and interactive learning.

What will be covered?

By the end of this activity, participants will:

  1. Define the phases of return-to-work, apply processes for evaluating work ability, and identify the role of the clinician in facilitating return to work.
  2. Practice taking a focused pain history, apply a patient-centered approach to assessing your patient's goals for pain management, and evaluate risks and benefits of prescribing opioids for acute pain.
  3. Practice taking an expanded pain history using a biopsychosocial framework and apply non-pharmacologic, pharmacologic and combined treatment options for chronic pain.
  4. Compare and contrast signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal and opioid use disorder and develop a patient-centered treatment plan taking into account medication-based treatment options and best practices for optimizing patient safety and reducing harm.

This training event is made possible by an unrestricted educational gift from The Hartford.

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Free: This training is open to prescribing clinicians in Connecticut.

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Breakfast, Coffee, and Tea: Vegetarian and vegan options will be provided.