Focus on De-Escalation and Safe-Use Strategies for Opioids
You'll be in a prime position to expand your hospital's "opioid stewardship" strategies.
Implement protocols to reduce opioid overprescribing. And help your hospital meet pain standards from The Joint Commission, CDC, etc.
Re-evaluate surgical pain management. One-third of patients on long-acting opioids report their first opioid Rx came from a surgeon.