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Self-Assessment Answers for Section 1: Prescriber Education for Extended-Release and Long-Acting Opioid Analgesics
1 . Extended-release (ER) and Long-acting (LA) formulations of opioids should typically not be used for which of the following?
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2 . If an organic pathology cannot be found to explain a patient’s pain, what should a clinician infer?
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3 . Which of the following is the appropriate use of “universal precautions” as it applies to patients with chronic pain?
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4 . The DIRE and the ORT are examples of which kind of assessment?
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5 . All of the following need to be documented in writing as part of an overall therapeutic approach to managing chronic pain patients EXCEPT:
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6 . All of the following are possible advantages of patient/provider agreements EXCEPT:
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7 . All of the following are examples of functional goals EXCEPT:
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8 . A fundamental part of ethical treatment for patients with chronic pain is:
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9 . When opioid treatment is initiated, both the patient and clinician should view the commitment as:
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10 . It can be particularly unsafe to combine opioids with which of the following other medicines?
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11 . Which class of antidepressant medications has been shown to be effective in treating some neuropathic pain conditions?
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12 . Combination products are those that include an opioid with which of the following elements?
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13 . In general, the amount of opioids prescribed for acute pain should be limited to a ____ day supply:
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14 . Uncomfortable or unpleasant side effects (aside from constipation) may potentially be reduced by which approach?
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15 . All of the following are valid reasons to pursue opioid rotation EXCEPT:
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16 . One reason that methadone must be prescribed with particular caution is that:
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17 . Which of the following is not a potential benefit of urine drug testing?
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18 . All of the following are of particular concern when prescribing an ER/LA opioid pain medication EXCEPT:
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19 . In 2006, the FDA added a caution to the “black box” warning that methadone may cause which of the following serious adverse effects?
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20 . Which of the following is the APS-AAPM guideline regarding the prescription of opioids to pregnant women?
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