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Guideline resources

Download brief overviews of the Opioid Prescribing Guidelines; tools to screen pain, function, mental health and substance use; and information about morphine milligram equivalence conversions.

Find additional screening tools on the SAMHSA-HRSA Center for Integrated Health Solutions Clinical Practice website.

Find additional resources on tapering on the Oregon Pain Guidance Tapering - Guidance & Tools website.

Post surgical: The MN Health Collaborative is a partnership between major Minnesota health care organizations and ICSI. The Collaborative developed procedure-specific, patient-centric postoperative opioid prescribing recommendations to help prevent under- or over-prescribing of opioids. The MN Collaborative Call to Action: Adult Opioid Postoperative Prescribing (PDF) was released in October 2018 and will be updated periodically.

Patient-provider communication resources

Download key messages about opioid prescribing for pain management and suggestions for difficult conversations with patients.

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