Aug 27, 2019 | medication

Case Studies in Aberrant Drug Taking Behaviors

Many healthcare professionals have experienced aberrant behaviors from patients when prescribing controlled substances. The formulation of a differential diagnosis of the behaviors and having a consistent plan of action is key. This presentation will draw upon real cases to highlight approaches that may be considered, as well as focus on some of the strengths and weaknesses of patient aberrant behavior monitoring tools. Through case studies and assessment tools, participants in this course will learn to recognize aberrant drug taking behaviors, and various approaches to patient interactions will be demonstrated. (Recorded at PAINWeek 2018)