Opportunities for Opioid Stewardship for South Carolina Children

05 Sep 2019
9:45 am-11:00 am
Columbia C

Opportunities for Opioid Stewardship for South Carolina Children

In this course, we will present findings from collaborative research efforts, along with pertinent national data, to identify opportunities to improve opioid prescribing to children in South Carolina, focusing on opportunities to improve dosing accuracy, to reduce excessive post-surgical prescribing, to reduce prescribing for non-indicated conditions, and to reduce the prescribing of extended release opioids to opioid-naïve children. We will explore practical ways to translate these research findings to policy initiatives to improve prescribing of opioids for South Carolina children.