Listen To The Mayo Clinic Podcast On Opioids

Available online from January 4, 2018 through December 31, 2020

Key takeaways to expect:

Taught by Leading Experts

Through Q&A, learn prescribing guidelines and how to address difficult patient conversations about addiction

Relevant and Applicable

Concise best practice and case-based conversations

Learn at Your Own Pace

Learn at your own time, at your own pace through ten podcast episodes

Mayo Clinic physicians discuss new opioid prescribing guidelines and share real-life examples from their practice

This course is appropriate for:

  • Physicians
  • Nurse practitioners
  • Physicians’ assistants
  • Nurses
  • Pharmacists

It is also particularly relevant for primary care physicians who maintain and monitor patients on chronic opioid therapy.

Learning objective:

  • Identify when it is appropriate to initiate or continue opioid therapy for a patient
  • Select the best opioid medication, dosage, and duration for a patient identified as a good candidate for opioid therapy
  • Recognize the risks of opioid therapy and recommend treatment options for opioid use disorder
Program Schedule
1.1 The Opioid Crisis and Pain Management Gazelka 09:56
1.2 Managing Acute and Chronic Pain Gazelka 17:27
1.3 Family Practitioners: Assessing the Patient Patchett 09:42
1.4 Treating Special Populations & Situations Patchett 11:38
2.1 Acute Prescribing: Emergency Room Prescribing Clements 23:04
2.2 Assessing & Treating Opioid Misuse in the ED Clements 17:40
2.3 Treating Opioid Addiction Geyer 15:09
2.4 Family & Patient Counseling Geyer 10:09
3.1 Opioid Monitoring and Considerations for Tapering Gazelka 32:00
3.2 Management of Opioid Side Effects Feeley 26:15

Course Directors

Casey M. Clements, MD, PhD

Dr. Casey Clements, MD is a board certified emergency medicine physician in Rochester, Minnesota. He is currently licensed to practice medicine in Minnesota and Florida. He is affiliated with Mayo Clinic – Rochester, Minnesota.

Holly L. Geyer, MD

Dr. Holly Geyer is a Hospital Internal Medicine practitioner with additional specialty licensure in Addiction Medicine. She is active in research, patient advocacy and healthcare policy at an enterprise and state level.

Event Pricing

Listen To The Mayo Clinic Podcast on Opioids

Available online from January 4, 2018 through December 31, 2020