Opioid Tapering in Chronic Pain Management

Robin Moorman Li, PharmD, BCACP, CPE, NBC-HWC, a clinical associate professor and assistant director for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy – Jacksonville presents evidence-based guidelines, tools and case studies to help manage patients you are engaging in opioid tapering. She discusses the important considerations to take to help determine the appropriate tapering speed to avoid and manage adverse events.

Presentation Slide Deck:

Opioid Tapering Presentation Slide Deck 9.10.2020

Learning Objectives:

  • List indications for tapering opioids
  • Provide current recommendations on tapering protocols
  • Describe common opioid withdrawal symptoms which could occur during opioid tapering
  • List treatment options for specific withdrawal symptoms
  • Develop a patient specific taper regimen in a chronic pain management setting