Coleen Dever, MSN, AGCNS-BC, CEN, TRCN, of Christiana Care Health System, Wilmington, Del reviews the management of acute pain in patients already addicted to opioids.
The American Society of Anesthesiologists suggests you ask yourself and your physician some tough questions about pain medications, whether related to surgery or not.
Some of the questions are straightforward including:
WHY WAS I PRESCRIBED OPIOIDS?
ARE THERE OTHER PAIN MANAGEMENT OPTIONS?
Download this informative brochure from the American Society of Anesthesiologists