Treating Acute Pain in Opioid-Dependent Patients: Review and Recommendations

MEDICAL XPRESS (09/13) – As healthcare providers see more patients with opioid abuse and dependence, they face a difficult challenge: What’s the best way to manage acute pain without contributing to the patient’s opioid use disorder (OUD)? A review and recommendations for acute pain treatment in patients with OUD is presented in in the September/October Journal of Trauma Nursing, official publication of the Society of Trauma Nurses. Read more

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