Hospital association offers recommendations to limit opioid abuse

From the News & Record:

Emergency departments are being recommended to prioritize non-opioid therapies for treating pain and provide counseling to patients as part of guidelines released Friday by the N.C. Hospital Association.

The guidelines, endorsed by the N.C. College of Emergency Physicians, are designed to “balance care providers’ duty to treat pain and decrease the risk of opioid dependence, addiction and diversion in the emergency medicine population.”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: