PPP042 - Opioids and discharge from hospital with Benita Suckling
Jane talks to Benita Suckling, a clinical pharmacist with the Opioid Stewardship Service at Redcliffe Hospital in Queensland.
We spoke about:
A model for an opioid stewardship service, and why it is beneficial
Risk factors for inappropriate opioid use post discharge
Strategies to optimise pain management on discharge
SHPA members can join the Pain Management Specialty Practice stream to connect with other pharmacists working in this area.
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The Curbsiders (podcast). Episode 74: Opioid use disorder, pain, detox, tapers, health policy and more! December 22, 2017.