TOPIC Opioid Workflow Tapering Session 3

Educational Objectives: at the end of this series, participants will be able to:

1. Efficiently utilize the opioid dashboard in KP HealthConntect.
2. Review the patient chart and understand the opioid workflow in ensuring patients have a taper in place. 
3. Discuss about woman, Hispanics and Black Americans being at increased risk of not having pain adequately controlled.

Session Objectives:  at the end of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss how to effectively administer Naloxone (Narcan).
  2. Discuss good faith taper.
  3. Discuss opioid risk factors.
  4. Apply the workflow for Opioid & Benzodiazepine refill taper.

Target Audience: Physician Focus: Adult Primary Care 

Planners: Susan Thorne, MD, Adult Primary Care, Opioid Lead RWC/SMM; Melissa Yeganeh, Drug Education, Pharmacy, KP Redwood City

Presenters:  Susan Thorne, MD, Adult Primary Care, Opioid Lead RWC/SMM; Melissa Yeganeh, Drug Education, Pharmacy, KP Redwood City

CME Staff: Julia Carranza, CME Coordinator; Alvin Ting, MD, KP Redwood City

References: See Powerpoint

Resources CLC/IB:

  • Zhong A, Davie S, Wang R, Kiran T. Understanding disparities in primary care patient experience. Can Fam Physician. 2021 Jul;67(7):e178-e187. doi:10.46747/cfp.6707e178. PMID: 34261726; PMCID: PMC8279669.
  • Blair IV, Steiner JF, Fairclough DL, Hanratty R, Price DW, Hirsh HK, Wright LA, Bronsert M, Karimkhani E, Magid DJ, Havranek EP. Clinicians' implicit ethnic/racial bias and perceptions of care among Black and Latino patients. Ann Fam Med. 2013 Jan-Feb;11(1):43-52. doi: 10.1370/afm.1442. PMID: 23319505; PMCID:PMC3596038.

Disclosure Statement (as appropriate):  

None of the planners, faculty, committee members or reviewers for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patient.

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME Activity.

Kaiser Permanente does not endorse any brand -name products.

Accreditation Statement:

Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City is accredited by the California Medical Association (CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement:

The Kaiser Permanente Medical Center - Redwood City designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Session date: 
04/26/2023 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm PDT
Kaiser Permanente
Redwood City, CA
United States
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
  • 1.00 Pain/EOL

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