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Screening for Opioid Use Disorder in the Oncology Setting

The well-recognized problem of opioid misuse, abuse and diversion also exists within the population of people with cancer. The public and personal health consequences may be just as devastating in this population. Therefore, all clinicians involved in the care of patients with cancer pain should be able to provide effective pain relief while minimizing risks of misuse, abuse and medication diversion. The first step to being able to provide this care is to conduct an opioid risk assessment to identify those at risk for opioid misuse.

Activity Date:          
Start Date: May 25, 2018
End Date: May 25, 2021

You may claim CME credit or nursing contact hours for successful completion of this online course. In order to claim credit, you must follow these steps:

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  • Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE FPCN
Learning Outcome

At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to describe the most recent evidence based practice when caring for an oncology patient with opioid use disorder including identification of risks, appropriate screening, and palliative care referral for high-risk patients with complex pain management needs.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Nursing Continuing Education Council is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity carries 1 contact hour.

Requirements for Successful Completion

Dartmouth-Hitchcock will award credit(s)/contact hour(s) for successful completion. In order to receive full credit for this activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the attestation of attendance/evaluation form (you must register to access).
Speaker Disclosure

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Screening for Opioid Use Disorder in the Oncology Setting have reported NO financial interest or relationship* with various companies. There were no individuals in a position to control the content that refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions of the activity or regarding accreditation: 
Director of Continuing Nursing Education, Center for Nursing Excellence
Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

For more information on this topic, please go to: https://www.oplc.nh.gov/medicine/opioid-prescribing.htm

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