Compass Opioid Prescribing + Treatment Guidance Toolkit

Clinicians across the nation continue to face one of the most devastating public health crises in decades: the overuse and abuse of prescription and illicit opioids. Opioid-related adverse drug events (ORADEs), physical dependence, development of opioid use disorder (OUD), and opioid overdose have become an increasingly common part of medical practice. The medical community is obligated to recognize its role in creating this crisis, as the practice patterns of clinicians have been a significant contributor.

Fortunately, clinicians and health care systems also have the power to reverse the opioid crisis by transforming their practices. This toolkit holds resources to help clinicians limit new opioid prescriptions, optimize nonopioid pain management strategies, implement risk management and harm reduction strategies for patients on chronic opioid therapy (COT), and diagnose and treat patients struggling with OUD.

Toolkit Documents


Multimodal Analgesia for Pain Control           Opioid Risks + Side Effects           Risk Management for COT Patients
 Naloxone + Overdose Prevention           Opioid Use Disorder + Buprenorphine           Patient Communication Skills
  Buprenorphine for Pain           OPIOID + BENZODIAZEPINE TAPERING           

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