Stupid Dope Tricks
Dr. Donald Teater, Medical Advisor to the National Safety Council, recently published a white paper regarding opioid side effects.
A la David Letterman’s top ten list, symptoms indicating a negative opioid experience:
- GI Bleeding
- Delayed Recovery
- Cognitive Impairment/Brain Changes
- Respiratory Depression
Don’t wait 30-60-90 days to evaluate the success/risk of an opioid prescription regimen.
Tolerance and subsequent withdrawal issues can arise in as little as one week.
Are your Nurse Case Managers ahead of the curve, or simply reacting to an opioid train crash?
Call us. We can do better.
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