Opioid Safety & Pain Management in the Dental Office: New York State Mandated Training

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1. Which of the following is NOT a side effect of opioids?

  a. Diarrhea

  b. Nausea

  c. Sedation

  d. Euphoria


2. Factors in pain assessment include physical, emotional, and genetic factors.

  a. True

  b. False


3. Goals of pain management include:

  a. Pain reduction

  b. Improved functioning

  c. Improved quality of life.

  d. All of the above


4. The two major types of pain are:

  a. Nocioceptive

  b. Somatic

  c. Neuropathic

  d. A & B

  e. A & C


5. The impact of acute pain includes all but one of the following:

  a. Prolonged discomfort

  b. Delayed recovery

  c. Decreased healthcare costs

  d. Loss of productivity


6. The PQRST and the McGill Pain Questionnaire are types of:

  a. Medical history forms

  b. Pain assessment scales

  c. Measurements of somatic pain

  d. All of the above


7. Opioids are generally safe when prescribed PRN.

  a. True

  b. False


8. Tolerance is a “normal” physiological phenomenon.

  a. True

  b. False


9. Schedule II drugs have low abuse potential.

  a. True

  b. False


10. Phone refills are allowed over the phone if a professional courtesy for another dentist’s patient.

  a. True

  b. False


11. Prescribers under Title Eight of the Education Law in New York must complete coursework/training in pain management, palliative care, and addiction By July 1, 2017 and every _____ year(s) thereafter:

  a. One

  b. Two

  c. Three

  d. Four


12. An Addict is a person who habitually uses a controlled substance for a non-legitimate or unlawful use, and who by reason of such use is dependent thereon.

  a. True

  b. False


13. "Waste” disposal systems may not be used for undesired, deteriorated, obsolete, or unneeded controlled substances.

  a. True

  b. False


14. Persons licensed or certified pursuant to article 33 shall be under a continuing duty to promptly notify the department of:

  a. Incidents or alleged incidents of theft of a controlled substance.

  b. Diversion of controlled substances ordered or distributed.

  c. Any charge made against the licensee alleging s/he failed to comply with the provisions of the federal controlled substances act.

  d. All of the above.

  e. None of the above.


15. Prescribers can make photo copies of serialized official New York State prescription forms as needed.

  a. True

  b. False


16. The informational card/sheet distributed with opioid antagonists must include:

  a. Steps to take prior to administering an opioid antagonsist.

  b. Steps to take after administering an opioid antagonsist.

  c. How to access the office of alcoholism and substance abuse.

  d. only A and C.

  e. All of the above.


17. Any record, including prescriptions, required to be kept or maintained by article 33 shall be preserved for a period of at least ____ years following the date of the event or transaction recorded, unless a shorter period of time is specifically provided.

  a. Three

  b. Four

  c. Five

  d. Six


18. Medications and treatments are said to have a palliative effect if they relieve symptoms without having a curative effect on the underlying disease or cause.

  a. True

  b. False


19. There currently are no evidence-based guidelines for providing oral care for frail persons at end of life.

  a. True

  b. False


20. Providers of the New York State mandated prescriber training must notify the department that the prescriber completed the educational requirement.

  a. True

  b. False