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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

One hospital's initiatives to encourage safe opioid use.

Surprise JK, Simpson MH. Journal of infusion nursing : the official publication of the Infusion Nurses Society. 2015;38:278-83.

This commentary describes how, in response to a sentinel event alert on opioid use, one hospital worked to reduce opioid-related harm. The process included convening a multidisciplinary task force to assess the hospital's existing processes that supported The Joint Commission's nine recommendations and to identify opportunities for improvement.