SAFE OPIOID PRESCRIPTION IN CHRONIC NON-CANCER PAIN

Salama Al Harthy,  Sr.Consultant Pain Management Physician, Royal Hospital, Oman.

Safe opioid prescription is a multidisciplinary, quality and patient safety program aimed at optimizing clinical outcomes while minimizing unintended consequences of chronic opioid use, including adverse events, medication dependence and medication abuse. The presentation outlines key strategies necessary to implement a basic opioid prescription program and to optimize it.

Objectives:

  • Describe the magnitude of the problem in Oman and nearby countries
  • Describe key strategies used to optimize chronic opioid prescription
  • Suggesting national monitored opioid prescription programs.