Acute Pain Education Video

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* 1. Contact Information

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* 2. Opioids should be weaned, rather than abruptly stopped, after chronic use, which is defined as 30 days or more.

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* 3. Initial steps of tapering a patient on opioids include:

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* 4. A full tapering flow sheet for opioids is available in the Pain Management Guidance Document.

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* 5. Unlike opioids, abrupt withdrawal from high doses of benzodiazepines can result in seizures and death.

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* 6. General considerations with tapering both opoids and benzodiazepines include:

These programs are not peer-reviewed and may not meet licensee professional continuing education requirements, but will meet state licensure renewal requirements for Nurse Practitioners and Certified Nurse Midwives.

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