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We offer evidence-based best practices and the latest research in an effort to support healthcare professionals and change the trajectory of the opioid epidemic. On this site, you’ll find up-to-date resources for:

Our Evidence

Our team conducts research on numerous aspects of opioid prescribing and pain management. Take a look at our published research.

Our Evidence

See the latest information for healthcare professionals:

Levels of Evidence

Scientific evidence is collected in many ways. This resource demonstrates the five Levels of Evidence to use while making educated determinations about prescribing and care.

Perioperative Pain Management and Care Coordination for Surgeons CE Course

This evidence-based educational opportunity will empower surgeons to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning and implementing best-practice care management during the perioperative period.

Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

This Guide is a compilation of resources to support evidence-based acute care opioid prescribing.

TAPS Screening Notification Templates

This guide is comprised of email templates with resources for surgical teams to assist in caring for patients who scored positive in one or more category of the TAPS screening questionnaire.

 

 

Managing Your Pain After Surgery (Adults)

Learn more about how to successfully manage your pain after surgery using over-the-counter (OTC) medications like acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Motrin), non-medication options and using opioids if prescribed by your surgeon.

Over-the-Counter Quick Reference – Surgical

A condensed one-pager on using acetaminophen and NSAIDs for postoperative pain management.

Non-Opioid Acute Care Pain Management – Adults

A webpage resource outlining a multimodal approach to managing postoperative pain through the use of non-opioid medications.

Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (CDC)

Intended to improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder and overdose.

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

This free course will empower non-prescribing providers and other learners in directly impacting the opioid epidemic through increased knowledge and tools to transform practice and policies.

4 Reasons Why (Surgical) – Brochure

This brochure, created for healthcare professionals, uses recently published data to compel prescribers to change their opioid prescribing practice.