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Table 1 Education on opioids and substance use disorders

From: HealthCare educational differences in pain management, adverse childhood experiences and their relationship to substance use disorder education

Are students educated on/taught about… Medicine
N (%)
APRN
N (%)
Physician assistant
N (%)
Pharmacy
N (%)
Dentistry
N (%)
Optometry
N (%)
DSM-5 criteria for Substance Use Disorder (SUD) as part of the core curriculum? 7 (100%) 5 (71.4%) 8 (100%) 6 (85.7%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
The neurobiology of SUD as part of the core curriculum? 7 (100%) 5 (83.3%) 7 (87.5%) 6 (85.7%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
The addiction cycle as outlined by Health and Human Services as part of the core curriculum? 7 (100%) 3 (50%) 5 (62.5%) 4 (57.1%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
The ethical issues in pain management? 7 (100%) 6 (100%) 8 (100%) 3 (42.9%) 2 (100%) 1 (100%)
The ethical issues in SUD? 4 (57.1%) 2 (33.3%) 5 (62.5%) 1 (14.3%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
Community program options to assist in the treatment of SUD? 3 (42.9%) 2 (33.3%) 4 (50%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
The support infrastructure available to patients suffering with SUD? 6 (85.7%) 3 (50%) 6 (75%) 3 (42.9%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%)
The mechanism of pain in the human body (nociceptive pain, neuropathic pain, other pain?) 6 (85.7%) 5 (83.3%) 8 (100%) 7 (100%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)
How to properly use patient pain assessment scales and tools? 6 (85.7%) 5 (83.3%) 8 (100%) 7 (100%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)
Additional factors affecting pain: age? 5 (71.4%) 4 (66.7%) 7 (87.5%) 4 (57.1%) 1 (50%) ---
Additional factors affecting pain: cultural beliefs? 6 (85.7%) 5 (83.3%) 8 (100%) 2 (28.6%) 1 (50%) ---
Additional factors affecting pain: gender? 5 (71.4%) 3 (50%) 7 (87.5%) 4 (57.1%) 1 (50%) ---
Non-pharmacological methods for pain management? 4 (57.1%) 5 (83.3%) 8 (100%) 5 (71.4%) 1 (50%) 0 (0%)