Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids Implementation Guide.

Society of Hospital Medicine; SHM; Frederickson TW; Gordon DB; De Pinto M; Kral LA; Furnish T; Gupta R; Austin PN.

Opioids are high-risk medications that are increasingly problematic for patients and providers. This guide provides instructions to help hospitals implement initiatives to improve safe prescribing and administration of opioids. Highlighted recommendations include strategies to assess processes, identify best practices, and engage staff to reduce adverse events involving opioids.