Safe Opioid Prescribing for Nurse Practitioners

Publication Year: 2011

Edition: 1st

Authors/Editor: D'Arcy , Yvonne; Bruckenthal, Patricia

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 978-0-19-973770-3

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This ultra concise pocket guide provides helpful information for prescribers in an easy-to-tab format. The introduction addresses practitioners' specific considerations while subsequent sections provide information on selecting and screening patients for opioid therapy. Moreover, the volume includes a special section on opioid prescription for patients who have a history of substance abuse. The author provides examples of patient opioid agreements, an algorithm for treating chronic pain with long-term opioids and information on interpretation of urine screening results. Authored by two highly experienced nurse practitioners on the frontlines of patient care, this volume uses the most up-to-date information available in order to function as a clinically focused tool for safe opioid prescribing.


Platform: Ovid
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Product Type: Book
Author/Editor: D'Arcy , Yvonne; Bruckenthal, Patricia
ISBN: 978-0-19-973770-3
Nurse Practitioner
Language: English
Edition: 1st
Pages: 80
Year: 2011