Module 4: Therapeutics
Documents to review prior to prescribing an opioid
Please review the following documents prior to prescribing an opioid for any indication.
- NOUGG. (2010). Canadian Guideline for Safe and Effective Use of Opioids for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain. Retrieved from http://nationalpaincentre.mcmaster.ca/opioid
Consider watching the following two videos where Dr. McPherson discusses opioid dose calculation and rotation.
- PainLiveTV. (2012, April 11). Dr. Mary Lynn McPherson Discusses Equianalgesic Opioid Dosing. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InA0Yuw4OhQ
- PAINWeek. (2014, January 31). Opioid Conversion Calculations. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK6h1o3kKjc