KHA Releases Opioid Patient Education Document

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KHA just released an education document for patients receiving opioid medications. The material was developed to provide information for patients who receive an opioid prescription for pain, whether it be when discharged from a hospital, emergency department, or prescribed by their primary care provider. The goal is to inform patients about pain, alternatives to opioids for treatment of pain (both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic), the potential risks vs. benefits, and side effects of opioids and how to better communicate with their physician or health care provider. The document includes information about overdose, naloxone, and substance use disorder including several resources.

This material can be printed directly from the KYSOS website and given to appropriate patients. 

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