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Nebraska Pain Management Guidance Document: A Provider and Community Resource

Source: Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services

The 2017 Nebraska Pain Management Guidance document was developed by an expert advisory task force consisting of actively practicing clinicians and prescribers, public health officers and senior state officials. The guidance is notable for addressing a broad range of topics including

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The Oregon State Drug Review: Update on Recent Guidance and Safety Alerts for Opioid Use in Non-cancer Pain

Source: Oregon Department of Human Services

This 2019 update from the Oregon Drug Use Research & Management board provides recommendations for the use of opioids in treating non-cancer pain. The document summarizes guidelines on opioid prescribing produced by the Veterans Administration, the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, and the Oregon Health Authority.

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Patients & Caregivers

What Happens When You Flip the Script?

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 minute video from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign features interviews with a physician and patient about how the decision to change the patient’s opioid prescription improved the patient’s quality of life and the provider’s relationship to his patients and his practice.

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Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines – 2018 First Edition

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

The Minnesota Department of Human Services convened a group of stakeholders to address opioid prescribing in the state through the Opioid Prescribing Improvement Project. The Opioid Prescribing Workgroup produced these 2018 guidelines on opioid prescribing for use by providers

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Flip the Script: Discussion Guide for Non-Prescribers

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

A 4 page guide for non-prescribers about having difficult conversations with patients about pain management and opioids from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign. This guide provides information about the risks of long-term opioid therapy and provides information about understanding acute, post-acute and chronic pain. The guide provides talking points and specific language health care providers can use when talking to their patients and preparing patients to continue the discussion with their prescribing provider.

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Flip the Script: Discussion Guide

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 page guide from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign centers on health care providers conducting difficult conversations with patients around opioids. This guide provides information about the risks of long-term opioid therapy and provides information about understanding acute, post-acute and chronic pain. It also outlines talking points and specific language health care providers can use when talking to their patients.

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Flip the Script: Difficult Conversations

Source: Minnesota Department of Human Services

This 4 page guide from Minnesota’s Flip the Script campaign centers on health care providers and conducting difficult conversations with patients around opioids. The guide covers topics such as tapering opioid dose, pain relief, emerging behavioral health conditions, and concerns about the addiction risk of using opioids and includes sample language providers can use when talking to patients.

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Patients & Caregivers

Washington’s New Opioid Prescribing Rules for Patients

Source: Washington Department of Health

This 3 minute video explains the 2018 Washington State opioid prescribing guidelines for patients and caregivers. The video features the voices of pain patients and advocates. Funding Source:  Washington State Department of Health

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The Art and (Very Little) Science of Tapering

Source: Partnership Health Plan of California

This 2015 video from Dr. Andrea Rubinstein provides guidance to providers on how to work with patients to taper their opioid medication dosage. Includes a discussion on indications for tapering, 10 best practices for

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Prescribe to Prevent: Prescribe Naloxone, Save a Life

Source: Prescribe to Prevent: Prescribe Naloxone, Save a Life

The website Prescribe to Prevent was created by a group of prescribers, pharmacists, public health workers, lawyers and researchers to increase the prescribing and dispensing of naloxone kits to prevent overdose deaths. The website offers patient education materials, free online continuing medical education, and specific

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