# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Patient Care Technician Task 207558299

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Define the pharmacological components and common uses of opioids.


Definition should include
  • plant-based opioids (e.g., opium from poppy seeds)
  • names of legal and illegal opioids
  • heroin
  • names of the most common opioids
  • fentanyl
  • medical diagnoses and injuries associated with opioid prescriptions
  • commonly used terms.
Resource: Prescription Pain Medications, National Institute on Drug Abuse for Teens

Process/Skill Questions

  • For what illnesses are opioids commonly prescribed?
  • What is the current medical protocol when opioids are prescribed?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will apply knowledge of word origins, derivations, and figurative language to extend vocabulary development in authentic texts.
  1. Use structural analysis of roots, affixes, synonyms, and antonyms, to understand complex words.
  2. Use context, structure, and connotations to determine meanings of words and phrases.
  3. Discriminate between connotative and denotative meanings and interpret the connotation.
  4. Explain the meaning of common idioms, and literary and classical allusions in text.
  5. Extend general and cross-curricular vocabulary through speaking, listening, reading, and writing.


The student will analyze, evaluate, synthesize, and organize information from a variety of credible resources to produce a research product.
  1. Frame, analyze, and synthesize information to solve problems, answer questions, and generate new knowledge.
  2. Analyze information gathered from diverse sources by identifying misconceptions, main and supporting ideas, conflicting information, point of view, or bias.
  3. Critically evaluate the accuracy, quality, and validity of the information.
  4. Cite sources for both quoted and paraphrased ideas using a standard method of documentation, such as that of the Modern Language Association (MLA) or the American Psychological Association (APA).
  5. Define the meaning and consequences of plagiarism and follow ethical and legal guidelines for gathering and using information.
  6. Demonstrate ethical use of the Internet.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events

Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Pharmacology


Health Professions Events


Clinical Nursing