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Opioid Disorder

Write a 1,500-2,000-word paper that addresses the following:

Part One

Using the “2018 Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines” in the topic Resources, describe how you would incorporate the prescription guidelines into your practice when caring for patients, communities, and populations. In your description provide a patient scenario for the following:

Summary Guidelines for the treatment of acute pain versus chronic pain
Elaborated Guidelines for the treatment of acute pain and chronic pain
Part Two

Review the “How to Implement These Guidelines Into Clinical Flow” section of the “2018 Arizona Opioid Prescribing Guidelines” in the topic Resources. Describe how you would implement the guidelines into your clinical practice, and provide a patient scenario that addresses the following:

Implement these guidelines into clinical flow.
Manage an “inherited patient” on opioid therapy.
Evaluate patients for opioid disorder.
Connect patients with medication-assisted treatment.
Approach an opioid exit strategy.
Manage pain and opioids in special populations.
Connect with local and national resources.
Correct clinical misperceptions about opioids.
Part Three

Interview an outpatient pharmacist. If possible, shadow the pharmacist. Discuss the following in your interview:

What key elements must be included in a prescription for scheduled medications?
Do you treat Scheduled II in the manner as Scheduled III-V? What is the difference between Scheduled II-V drugs?
What are the main issues you see with problematic opioid prescriptions that could have been prevented by the prescriber? What issues do you find yourself calling the provider for?
What are the barriers or issues that would prevent a patient from receiving their opioid prescription?
In your opinion, how would we improve the opioid prescription process between the provider, pharmacy, and patient?
How does a pharmacist incorporate a prescription monitoring program (PMP) in their daily practice?
Describe the components of the PMP including milligram morphine equivalent (MME).
You are required to cite three to five sources related to interprofessional collaboration to complete this assignment. Sources must be published within the past 5 years and appropriate for the assignment criteria and nursing content.

Prepare this paper according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a rubric. Review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

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