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Safe Opioid Prescribing – Resources for Patient Families and Providers

Columbus, OH — March 2018

Opioid and prescription drug abuse is an epidemic throughout the United States for all ages. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17.3 percent of those who abuse prescription painkillers are prescribed medication from a physician. So it is critical that health care providers understand how to prescribe opioids safely.

Nationwide Children’s Hospital has created an Opioid Task Force consisting of pediatric physicians, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, community educators, nurses, and quality improvement specialists to address this issue and to help educate clinicians and patient families.

Opioid Safety Protocol for Home - A Video for Patient Families

Download a poster on Safe Opioid Usage for your practice

Download Opioid Decision Making Tree

Opioid Decision Making Tree

Download Guidelines for Safe Opioid Prescribing

Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing

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