About this learning module
Opioids are prescribed very widely, mainly for managing pain. This module identifies the most important hazards of opioids and informs on actions that health professionals can take in order to anticipate, minimise and manage the risks.
Who should complete this module
This training module is for medical, nursing and pharmaceutical professions. It is suitable for those nearing the end of their formal training or those who have recently completed such training. Health professionals who are established in practice will also find the module a helpful refresher.
Used with summaries of product characteristics and authoritative guidelines on the clinical use of opioids, this module will help to maximise the benefits of opioid medicines.
You will be introduced to common adverse effects as well as less frequent but serious risks of opioids and the steps you can take to manage these risks.
Completing the module, including reflecting on the interspersed activities will take about two and a half hours. You will need about 30 minutes to answer the multiple-choice questions and to check your answers against the question feedback we have provided.