The 2018 Arizona guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic pain are intended to reduce over-reliance on opioid therapy in treating chronic pain and increase awareness of the risks of opioid therapy. It includes 17 guidelines addressing treatment of acute and chronic pain, and opioid risk mitigation. The guidelines also include a series of appendices that address the following topics: how to implement the guidelines into clinical flow, how to manage an “inherited pain patient,” how to evaluate patients for opioid use disorder, how to connect patients with medication-assisted treatment, how to create an opioid exit strategy for your patient, and how to manage pain and opioids in special populations.
Funding Source: Arizona Department of Health Services
2018 Arizona guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic pain