CDC Releases App for Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

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The CDC has released a new Opioid Guideline app to provide access to prescribing guidance anytime, anywhere. A video review of the new app can be found in the video above.

Features include:

MME Calculator

Patients prescribed higher opioid dosages are at higher risk of overdose death. Use the app to quickly calculate the total daily opioid dose (MME) to identify patients who may need closer monitoring, tapering, or other measures to reduce risk.

Prescribing Guidance

Access summaries of key recommendations or link to the full Guideline to make informed clinical decisions and protect your patients.

Motivational Interviewing (MI)

To provide safer, more effective pain management, talk to your patients about the risks and benefits of opioids and work together towards treatment goals. Use the interactive MI feature to practice effective communication skills and prescribe with confidence.

The Opioid Guideline app is available for download on both iPhone and Android. More info and download links can be found below or at the following link: CDC Opioid Guideline Mobile App. For a printable handout describing the app, please click here.

From the CDC:

CDC’s new Opioid Guideline App is designed to help providers apply the recommendations of CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain into clinical practice by putting the entire guideline, tools, and resources in the palm of their hand. Managing chronic pain is complex, but accessing prescribing guidance has never been easier.

The application includes a Morphine Milligram Equivalent (MME) calculator*, summaries of key recommendations and a link to the full Guideline, and an interactive motivational interviewing feature to help providers practice effective communications skills and prescribe with confidence.

Free Download

The new CDC Opioid Guideline App is now available for free download on Google Play (Android devices) and in the Apple Store (iOS devices).

Via CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/prescribing/app.html

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