Safe and Effective Alleviation of Pain and Optimal Opioid Stewardship Information Statement

Education on Opioid Use After Orthopaedic Surgery

Description of Resources: An interview on the effect of preoperative education has on opioid consumption in patients undergoing arthroscopic rotator cuff repair.

Pain Alleviation Toolkit

The AAOS partnered with the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) to develop this toolkit that provides clinicians with resources to support that communication and decision-making to help patients get as comfortable as possible, as safely as possible.

Appropriate Storage and Disposal of Prescription Opioid Medicines

Orthopaedic surgeons and their team members can effectively communicate strategies and resources for storage and disposal of unused prescription medicines and emphasize the importance of such actions.

AAOS public service campaign “Painkillers Are Easy to Get Into. Hard to Escape”

AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force

The AMA Substance Use and Pain Care Task Force urges physicians and other health care professions to continue taking action to help reverse the nation’s drug overdose epidemic—and the Task Force also calls on policymakers to take specific steps to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain and those with a substance use disorder.

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