Prescribing tips: How to start an opioid

  24 July 2017  CareSearch   |   Third party content – view disclaimer

National Pain Week (July 24 – 31) reminds us that pain is a problem for many people with life limiting illnesses. Having access to up to date, evidence based and trustworthy information is valuable when looking for options and when making clinical decisions around a patient’s care. CareSearch provides helpful resources for GPs and in particular information on how to initiate and titrate an opioid, and manage and switch opioids.

Visit the CareSearch blog for 5 tips for opioid prescribing in palliative patients.

CareSearch and other palliative care resources are also available on HealthPathways Melbourne.

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Disclaimer: This article was provided by CareSearch. While every effort has been made to ensure the information is accurate, North Western Melbourne Primary Health Network does not warrant or represent the accuracy, currency and completeness of any information or material included within.