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Journal Article > Study
Minimizing Opioid Prescribing in Surgery (MOPiS) initiative: an analysis of implementation barriers.
Coughlin JM, Shallcross ML, Schäfer WLA, et al. J Surg Res. 2019;239:309-319.
Prior studies have found that patients are often prescribed opioids inappropriately after undergoing surgery. This qualitative study reports on the implementation of a multifaceted effort to reduce opioid prescribing and standardize postoperative pain management at an academic hospital. The investigators identified several barriers to improving prescribing, including time and resource constraints and fear of harming patient satisfaction.
Audiovisual > Audiovisual Presentation
Opioid-Induced Ventilatory Impairment (OIVI): Time for Change in the Monitoring Strategy for Postoperative PCA Patients.
Anesthesia Patient Safety Foundation. February 2014.
This video highlights a need for improved electronic monitoring of post-operative patients receiving opioids and includes footage from a multidisciplinary conference that offered patient experiences and expert insights about opioid safety.
Journal Article > Commentary
Pasero C. J Perianesth Nurs. 2013;28:31-37.