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What happens when you flip the script?
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Find out how the decision to change opioid prescribing practices improved one Minnesota doctor's relationship to his patients and how he thinks about his work. View video with audio descriptions.
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Opioid prescribing guidelines podcast

Earn continuing education credits listening to this podcast created in partnership with the University of Minnesota on the opioid prescribing guidelines.

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Minnesota Medical Association courses

Coming soon: Earn up to three continuing medical education credits listening to this three-part series created in partnership with the Minnesota Medical Association on the Opioid Prescribing Improvement Program. 

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Starting the conversation about tapering

Start talking about tapering with your patients when the benefit of their continued opioid use no longer outweighs the risks.

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Difficult conversations

Get suggestions and tips on how to answer the tough questions you’ll get from your patients, and how to encourage conversation.

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Acute and post-acute pain prescribing and assessment guide

Use this guide when opioid prescribing in the acute and post-acute pain period and help you determine when to use additional mental health, chemical dependency, and chronicity risk assessments to identify patients at risk for opioid dependency and abuse.

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Discussion guides for prescribers and non-prescribers

Review key messages and approaches to patient-and-provider conversations about prescription opioid use whether you are a prescriber or a health care provider who does not prescribe opioids but cares for patients receiving opioids for pain management.

Resources

  • Acute and post-acute pain prescribing overview: Learn safe-prescribing principles, specific recommendations and conversation starters for your patients with acute and post-acute pain.
  • Chronic pain prescribing overview: Learn safe-prescribing principles, specific recommendations and conversation starters for your patients with chronic pain.
  • Minnesota Opioid Prescribing Guidelines 
  • Project ECHO: Project ECHO is a lifelong learning and guided-practice model that revolutionizes medical education and exponentially increases workforce capacity to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. The heart of the ECHO model™ is its hub-and-spoke knowledge-sharing networks, led by expert teams who use multipoint videoconferencing to conduct virtual clinics with community providers. DHS currently supports three Project ECHO models related to opioid analgesia, opioid use disorder and opioid use disorder among pregnant women and women with children:
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