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Better Prescribing Better Treatment: Opioid Stewardship to Support Adults 65 years +
September 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
The treatment of acute and chronic pain and prescribing opioids in adults 65+ is an increasing relevant patient safety topic, given the aging U.S. population. In 2018, The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality reported increasing rates of opioid-related hospitalizations among older adults, the highest median rates in OR and WA.
Dr. Rachel Thompson, CMO, Snoqualmie Valley Health, will lead the (3) one-hour monthly webinar series, discussing and addressing the unique challenges with this age-based cohort, share the 2022 evidence based best practices from the CDC and Bree guidelines, recommend implementation strategies to reduce harm related to acute opioid prescribing yet optimizing therapeutic outcomes.