Effect of Surgery-Specific Opioid-Prescribing Education in a Safety-Net Hospital.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida. Electronic address: [Email]

Abstract

As the nation works to improve the opioid epidemic, safer opioid prescribing is needed. Prescriber education is one method to assist with this aim. To gauge current surgical residents' opioid prescribing practices at a safety-net hospital, an evaluation was completed before a general surgery-specific opioid prescribing education (OPE) session. The effectiveness of this OPE was measured through a postparticipation evaluation.

Keywords

Multimodal-pain control,Opioid education,Opioid prescribing,Resident education,Surgery,

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