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    Clinical Resources

    ​​Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Guidelines

    ​​​In the 2022 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, they address the following four areas: 1) determining whether or not to initiate opioids for pain, 2) selecting opioids and determining opioid dosages, 3) deciding duration of initial opioid prescription and conducting follow-up, and 4) assessing risk and addressing potential harms of opioid use. The CDC recommends that persons with pain receive appropriate pain treatment, with careful consideration of the benefits and risks of all treatment options in the context of the patient’s circumstances. Recommendations should not be applied as inflexible standards of care across patient populations. This clinical practice guideline is intended to improve communication between clinicians and patients about the benefits and risks of pain treatments, including opioid therapy; improve the effectiveness and safety of pain treatment; mitigate pain; improve function and quality of life for patients with pain; and reduce risks associated with opioid pain therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death.​​

    ​CDC Webinar on Dosing and Titrating Opioids: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2016/callinfo_081716.asp

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