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Journal Article
Commentary

Opioids for pain management in older adults: strategies for safe prescribing.

Davies PS. The Nurse Practitioner. 2017;42.

Use of opioids for pain management in older adults can contribute to various problems, including fall-related injury and delirium. This commentary discusses the role of nurse practitioners as prescribers of opioids and offers practice recommendations to reduce risks.