Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard

The Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard developed by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care describes the key components of care that patients can expect when they are prescribed opioid analgesics for acute pain in acute care settings.

This new national standard aims to ensure the appropriate use and review of opioid analgesics for the management of acute pain to optimise patient outcomes and reduce the potential for opioid-related harm.

Click here to view the standard and visit the ACSQHC website for more information.