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Balancing patient-centered and safe pain care for nonsurgical inpatients: clinical and managerial perspectives.
Mazurenko O, Andraka-Christou BT, Bair MJ, Kara AY, Harle CA. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2019;45:241–248.
This interview study examined perspectives from nurses, physicians, and administrators about balancing adequacy of pain management with risks of opioid medications. Key strategies for minimizing opioid use included offering alternatives to opioids, setting feasible expectations for pain management, and using a team approach.
Cases & Commentaries
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Scott A. Strassels, PharmD, PhD, BCPS; August 2006
In anticipation of discharge, a patient's opiate medication is changed from an immediate-release to a long-acting formbut the dose was incorrectly converted, resulting in an overdose. The patient develops respiratory distress and requires a 2-week stay in the ICU.