Tips and tools for pharmacists managing patients on opioids

July 9, 2013

Two new tools are now available to help pharmacists better assess and manage patients taking opioids.

Opioids, chronic non-cancer pain & addiction/diversion concerns: What can pharmacists do to make a difference? RxFiles has developed this tool as a follow up to ACP’s Addiction Symposium. It highlights the steps pharmacists should take to more effectively manage patients on opioids for chronic non-cancer pain. Discussing "patient expectations" and "functional goals" are among some of the valuable, yet simple, tips included in this tool outlining how you can make a difference.

ACP’s Chat, Check, and Chart: Pain management (opioids) tool helps pharmacists properly assess the appropriateness of opioid prescriptions. Following the Chat, Check, and Chart model, this tool specifies the information pharmacists should gather, assess and document when dispensing opioid prescriptions for pain management.


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