Following a workplace injury, an injured worker may be prescribed medication to manage chronic pain. Opioids are often the default prescription, but with the risk of misuse and addiction is it the best solution? During this webinar, we will identify opioids that are commonly prescribed and covered by insurance and compare them to alternative medications with lower risk of side effects and dependency. We will also explore alternative pain management solutions such as cognitive behavioral therapy, massage, acupuncture, medicinal marijuana and supplements to determine how these treatments can support an injured worker through their recovery.
Panelist(s) Info: Hayley Tidwell, BSN, RN, CCM, Director, Clinical Education Duration: 1 hour Description: 1 Hour of CE Credit for: - RN, LPN, ARNP, CNA nationwide - Nursing Certifications: CCM, CDMS and CRC nationwide - Adjuster: AL, DE, FL, GA, ID, IN, KY, LA, MN, MS, MT, NC, NH, NM, NV, OK, OR, RI, TX, UT - CA Adjuster: Workers' Compensation Post-Designation - FL OT Course Objectives • Identify commonly prescribed opioids effortlessly covered by insurance versus those that carry a lower risk of side effects and dependence. • Explore alternative treatments for pain management such as cognitive behavioral therapy, massage, acupuncture, medicinal marijuana and supplements. • Learn the long term, costly consequences of opioid use and its effects on the body.