Opioid Clinical Usage

Suggested Level of Knowledge: Detailed


IT_PM 1.4 Outline the basic pharmacology and clinical use of available analgesic agents.

BT_GS 1.41 Describe the clinical application of opioids to anaesthesia and sedation (also refer to the Pain medicine clinical fundamental)

BT_PM 1.17 Describe the pharmacokinetics of intravenous opioids and their clinical applications

BT_PM 1.22 Describe the pharmacodynamics of individual opioids and evaluate their clinical applications

Past SAQs 

2017.1 Propofol and remifentanil target controlled infusions are often given together as a total intravenous anaesthesia technique. Discuss pharmacological reasons why this is a useful combination.

2016.1, 2015.1, 2011.2  Discuss the relative advantages and disadvantages of using morphine and fentanyl for post-operative Patient Controlled Analgesia (PCA).

2015.1, 2013.1, 2009.2 Sevoflurane and fentanyl are a common anaesthetic drug combination. Discuss pharmacological reasons why it is useful to use them together.

Blog Posts

BT_GS 1.41

April 20 2017

BT_PM 1.22

Feb 9 2018