# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Mental Health Assisting Careers Task 126972401

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Explain the use of opioids in practice settings, the role of opioids in pain management, and risk factors associated with the use of the medication.


Explanation should include
  • appropriate use of different opioids in various practice settings
  • the interactions, risks, and intolerance of prescription opioids
  • the role and effectiveness of opioids in acute, sub-acute, and chronic pain
  • a reassessment of opioid use based on stage of pain
  • contemporary treatment guidelines, best practices, health policies, and government regulations related to opioid use
  • use of opioids in pain management of patients with substance abuse disorders, in recovery, and in palliative/end-of-life care.

Process/Skill Questions

  • When should risk factors regarding opioids be reviewed with the patient?
  • What are the options when treating patients with a history of substance abuse?
  • What government regulations and policies are in place to improve the safe administration of opioids?

Related Standards of Learning



The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.

Other Related Standards

HOSA Competitive Events (High School)

Health Science Events


Medical Spelling


Medical Terminology


Knowledge Test: Pharmacology


Teamwork Events


Creative Problem Solving