A toolkit prepared by the Veterans Health Administration to help primary care providers manage opioid tapering in their practices. It includes steps to take before beginning a taper including assessing the patient for conditions that might complicate the tapering process and communicating directly with the patient about opioid safety and tapering options. It also provides guidance on designing and implementing tapering plan and managing withdrawal symptoms during the taper.
Funding Source: Pharmacy Benefits Management Academic Detailing Service, Veterans Health Administration
An opioid tapering toolkit for primary care providers from the Veterans Health Administration.