Managing Drug-Seeking Behaviors & Super Users in the Emergency Department

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Managing Drug-Seeking Behaviors & Super Users in the Emergency Department

Description

This guide for emergency department (ED) physicians, nurses, and caregivers includes information and tools for providing pain management care to “super users” in the ED. The guide offers an approach to understanding and managing two groups of super users—patients exhibiting drug-seeking behaviors and patients with chronic pain—and provides a solution for reducing ED visits.

The appendix to the guide includes sample materials such as a pain management policy, letters, and a pain contract plan.

Developer:

Studer Group

Funding Sources:

Studer Group

History

Release Date: 2011
Original Summary: October 2013
Last Updated: 10/23/13

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