Today’s healthcare practitioners are grappling with how to properly assess, care for, communicate with, and monitor patients with persistent pain, and who may be at risk for substance use disorders, while being mindful of public safety efforts related to inappropriate or excessive prescribing. To help educate clinicians, the State Pain Policy Advocacy Network is proud to announce a new series of educational resources! Our first installment explores the implications for meeting the standard of care when comparing CDC guidelines to state policies.
This resource is just the first in a series that examines the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain — and its effect on a variety of important clinical practice issues — to help practitioners better understand how the CDC guideline recommendations compare or conflict with state policies.
Download the PDF here, and look for more educational resources from SPPAN soon.