Breaking the Back of the Beast: Improving Outcomes in Chronic Pain Management through Commonsensical Opioid Use - Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 12pm to 1:00pm EST
The New England Journey - Enhancing Medication Safety:
A special lunch & learn webinar series -addressing high-risk/high opportunity medications
Undertreated chronic pain and prescription opioid misuse (i.e., overdose, addiction, diversion) are national concerns. Opioids are one tool for managing chronic pain but carry significant risk when misused.
Upon completion of this session, you will be able to:
- Discuss factors contributing to opioid overdoses and other opioid-related adverse effects;
- Describe best practices for initiating, monitoring, and discontinuing opioid therapy in chronic pain management; and
- Identify models of care and quality metrics that can promote the safe and effective use of opioids in the outpatient setting.
The AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 website contains a wealth of tools and resources, including but not limited to: change packages, checklists, best practice presentations and case studies.
These tools and resources can be downloaded and used as part of your patent safety implementation strategy.