Tuesday, July 2, 2019

New Member Resource - Opioid Use: What Do We Do and How?

Holly Harmon

The AHCA Clinical Practice Committee has developed and launched a new resource for members, Opioid Use: What Do We Do and How?  This resource is available on ahcancalED

The use of opioid medications to manage chronic pain is complex and challenging, especially in long term care and post-acute settings. As the care of individuals with chronic pain in these settings increases, it will be imperative to understand concerns, challenges and opportunities surrounding this issue. This program focuses on the foundation of pain management and how optimal pain management can help prevent opioid abuse.

This multi-part resource offers “Steps to Opioid Reduction” which covers steps by which any center can safely and effectively attempt to reduce opioids in individuals who are on opioids as well as “Appropriate and Safe Use of Opioids As Part of Effective Pain Management” which covers key processes and practices of pain management including (but not limited to) the use of opioids in that context.

Visit ahcancalED today and check out Opioid Use: What Do We Do and How?

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