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Protocol for the Prescription of Controlled Substances by Emergency Department Providers


Description

The Protocol for the Prescription of Controlled Substances by Emergency Department Providers is a one-page, easy-to-understand protocol that can help physicians and nurses decide how to treat patients complaining about pain who may be abusing opioid medications or other controlled substances. The protocol recommends that physicians make a comprehensive effort to verify the patient's recent medication history, decline (except in rare cases) to refill prescriptions for controlled substances that have allegedly been lost or stolen, and avoid new prescriptions of controlled substances to patients with a history of chronically taking such medications.

Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://rx.lchcare.org/

Developer

Lincoln County Healthcare

Funding Sources

Lincoln County Healthcare


QualityTool Topic

asp:qt-topic-replace-me


History

  • Release Date: 03/2011
  • Original Summary: 01/2014
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Last updated: March 12, 2014.