Robert Kruse – 2022 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Update and Ongoing Opioid Challenges
Dr. Kruse joined Iowa’s Health and Human Services (HHS) as the State Medical Director in October of 2022. Prior to joining HHS, Dr. Kruse served as the Medical Director of Occupational Health at MercyOne in Des Moines. Dr. Kruse is board certified in Family Medicine and completed his residency training program at Rutgers University. He has a Master of Public Health with a concentration in Environmental and Occupational Health and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians. He has held a teaching appointment as Assistant Professor at Rutgers University’s Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in Central New Jersey.
2022 CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Update and Ongoing Opioid Challenges
All patients should have access to effective and safe pain treatment options to achieve their optimal health. The CDC recently issued an updated Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain, and healthcare professionals need to know how these updates affect their practice.
At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:
- List three key updates to the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Pain.
- Discuss approaches to maximize benefits and minimize risks when starting, continuing, or discontinuing opioids for pain.
- Describe strategies that can be used to address potential harms associated with opioid use.