Optum offering workers’ comp continuing education webinar on the side effects of opioid analgesics

by Optum for Workers' Compensation | Aug 18, 2016
WHO: Matthew Foster, Pharm.D. Clinical Pharmacy Manager, Optum Workers' Comp 
Brian Carpenter, Vice President Clinical Liaison, Optum, Workers' Comp 

WHAT: Side Effects of Opioid Analgesics  
Opioid analgesics have become a staple in pain control for many, and although they generally provide adequate pain relief, they can come with debilitating side effects, such as constipation, nausea and vomiting, hyperalgesia, and hypogonadism. Join us for this one-hour webinar where our experts will explain how the impact of the side effects can lead to a longer hospital stay, increased claim costs, and potential delay in returning to work. You’ll also learn about the best ways to alleviate the side effects with adjuvant therapies or by modifying, tapering or discontinuing the use of opioid analgesics. 

WHEN: Thursday, August 25, 2016. 1:00 p.m. EST  

WHERE: Online Webinar