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Patients Need Clear Understanding of Pain Med’s Risks


As part of prescribing medications for pain control, I believe that educating patients about the drug and its proper use is essential. For the past 2 or 3 years, I have begun to provide patient education myself, at least when it comes to prescription medications. My staff members discuss anesthesia safety and also some of postop instructions related to the surgery itself. I am beginning to educate my staff on how to discuss information about the prescription for pain medications wi more...
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