May 1, 2018 at 8:30 a.m.
May 1, 2018 at 3:30 p.m.
National Quality Forum (1030 15th Street, NW Washington, D.C.)
The opioid epidemic is a national public health emergency. Deaths from prescription opioids have quadrupled over the past eighteen years. In 2016, more than 46 Americans died every day from a prescription opioid-related overdose. Safe and effective opioid stewardship is a critical component of patient safety, quality improvement, and healthcare delivery.
NQF’s workshop, Driving Patient Safety and Quality through Opioid Stewardship, gives clinicians, health care professionals and organizational leaders tools to identify strategies for improving opioid stewardship, pain management practices and patient outcomes. The session builds on current public- and private-sector efforts to address the opioid epidemic. For more information, or to register, click here.