CPSS Pharmacist Manager, Saskatoon
Project: Reducing Post- Operative Orthopedic Opioid Prescribing for Patients who are Opioid-naive
Nicole’s project aimed to reduce the amount of opioids prescribed to opioid-naive patients after surgery. After surveying orthopedic surgeons, it became clear that many of them had not received enough education about how to properly prescribe opioids. This led to the implantation of educational presentations by a local addiction medicine physician, followed by an analysis to measure changes in prescribing.