New patient guide released
For Fellows and Trainees
For Health Professionals
Posted 3 weeks ago
The resource, Managing pain and opioid medicines, was developed in consultation with the Queensland Clinical Senate and Society of Hospital Pharmacists and tested in the surgical wards and emergency departments of four hospitals in Victoria and Queensland, by hospital staff and inpatients. It has three key elements to support people who are prescribed opioids:
- Five questions people are encouraged to ask their health professional before leaving hospital with opioids
- Tips for taking and storing opioids at home
- A personal pain management plan that should be developed in conjunction with a health professional.