Narcotic Guidelines

Opioid Prescription Management

How to Accomplish

Several hospitals have successfully changed their prescribing policies to conform with ACEP guidelines, which include:

  • Prohibiting long-acting opioids and discourage injections
  • Screening patients for substance abuse
  • Referring patients suspected of Rx abuse to treatment

Hospitals should also Train ER providers in these narcotic guidelines and consider joining the “oxy-free” movement.

Resources

ACEP Narcotics Guidelines

Franciscan Health System Emergency Services Policy on Controlled Substances

Patient Education Materials from the Washington State Department of Health

Policy: Narcotic Guidelines (sample policy)

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