Quality Standard: Opioid Prescribing for Acute Pain
Learn more about opioid prescribing for acute pain using this quality standard produced by Health Quality Ontario in consultation with clinical experts and patients. It outlines for clinicians what high-quality care looks like when prescribing opioids and is based on the best evidence.
Also, share its accompanying patient guide with your patients to help them ask informed questions about opioid prescribing and additional techniques they could use to help them manage their pain post-surgery.
MyPracticeReport: Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic surgeons who perform hip and knee replacements can sign up to receive a confidential practice report that includes personalized data on their opioid prescribing patterns, along with suggestions to help improve care for your patients.
Many organizations and hospitals are already taking steps to change their opioid prescribing habits and educate their patients and other health care providers about multimodal pain management.
If you’re a member of the Ontario Surgical Quality Improvement Network, you’ve been receiving updates about these local initiatives through the Network’s Community of Practice.
If you’re not a member, but are interested in learning more about local initiatives, email ONSQIN@hqontario.ca.