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Findings of a naloxone database and its utilization to improve safety and education in a tertiary care medical center.

Rosenfeld DM, Betcher JA, Shah RA, et al. Findings of a Naloxone Database and its Utilization to Improve Safety and Education in a Tertiary Care Medical Center. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2016;16(3):327-33. doi:10.1111/papr.12277.

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February 1, 2017
Rosenfeld DM, Betcher JA, Shah RA, et al. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2016;16:327-33.

Naloxone administration in both the inpatient and outpatient settings is utilized to mitigate the effects of opioid overdose, a growing patient safety concern. Researchers analyzed inpatient administrations of naloxone over a 3-year period to characterize patients at greatest risk for adverse events related to opioid use. They found that surgical patients were at highest risk, especially within the 24-hour period after surgery.

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Rosenfeld DM, Betcher JA, Shah RA, et al. Findings of a Naloxone Database and its Utilization to Improve Safety and Education in a Tertiary Care Medical Center. Pain practice : the official journal of World Institute of Pain. 2016;16(3):327-33. doi:10.1111/papr.12277.