Fighting The Opioid Crisis Without Hurting Patients
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There are a number of ways you can get involved in the fight to provide help and hope to others. Get trained on how to use naloxone. Get involved. Learn about volunteering for the Partnership. Host a Fundraiser in your community or make a donation to empower families struggling with substance use.
Educate your community on how they can save lives. WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) Proper disposal of prescription painkillers and use of safe alternatives to manage pain could help combat America’s opioid abuse epidemic, doctors say. “Today, we are in the midst of an opioid crisis,” said Dr. David Ring, chairman of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons’ (AAOS) Committee on Patient Safety.
It may include a mix of opioid-based medications and over-the-counter pain medications. Use opioids sparingly. If you’re prescribed opioids after surgery or an injury, take as few as possible and stop as soon as you can. Non-opioid medications such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other treatments may help manage pain.
Prevention begins with having on-going conversations about the risks of substance use, especially opioids (i.e., prescription pain medications like Percocet® and Vicodin®, as well as heroin). Seek non-opioid alternatives to manage your child’s pain from any injuries, dental work or other situations requiring pain management. For example, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) increased flexibility for physicians to provide patients with buprenorphine and methadone for opioid use disorder. The DEA also made changes that help patients with pain get the medications they need.
A key to reducing deaths among these addicted patients was to minimize prescribing narcotic painkillers such as oxycodone (OxyContin, Percocet) and hydrocodone (Vicoprofen) and benzodiazepine. Physicians see people affected by the opioid overdose epidemic on a regular basis. Eliminating this public health epidemic means learning what we can do to deliver compassionate, high-quality and personalized care to those in acute and chronic pain. In adding Key Messaging, WiserTogether joins a growing movement throughout the United States fighting the opioid epidemic through education, awareness, and action. As key players in the movement, U.S. healthcare organizations and government agencies are making an impact by introducing special programs aimed directly at opioid addiction.
Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for Opioid Use Disorders: The most effective form of treatment for opioid use disorders. Includes the use of medication Subutex ® (buprenorphine) and Suboxone ® (buprenorphine and naloxone combination) along. Use opioids sparingly.
If you’re prescribed opioids after surgery or an injury, take as few as possible and stop as soon as you can. Non-opioid medications such as acetaminophen (Tylenol) or ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil) or other treatments may.
List of related literature:
|from Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic: Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use|
|from Harm Reduction in Substance Use and High-Risk Behaviour|
|from The Harriet Lane Handbook E-Book|
|from Pain Assessment and Pharmacologic Management E-Book|
|from Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine E-Book|
|from Fundamentals of Nursing E-Book|
|from Introduction to Neuropsychopharmacology|
|from Wong’s Nursing Care of Infants and Children E-Book|
|from Basic Skills in Interpreting Laboratory Data|
|from Sleep Deprivation and Disease: Effects on the Body, Brain and Behavior|