Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Opioid Use: What Do We Do & How?

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.

Members can access these resources here.

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