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Royal Adelaide markedly improves safety of opioid administration to patients

Categories: Innovation | Author: Matt Stewart | Posted: 26/06/2015 | Views: 1113
Royal Adelaide identified a concern around the appropriateness of opioid prescriptions and compliance with recommended monitoring of patients on immediate release opioids. By developing an opioid discharge guideline, an education campaign including a patient information sheet and an Immediate release opioid “standard order” form they recorded a large improvement in compliance of pain and sedation score monitoring. Their opioid resource kit has also been endorsed for state-wide use.

Royal Adelaide’s innovation presentation is available to HRT members by clicking here.

Other hospital’s innovations from the 2015 Medication improvement group meeting are available by clicking here.

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