Clinical Services, Information Technology

Opioid Education for Patients at Discharge

As part of Englewood Health’s opioid awareness efforts, the Opioid Task Force has developed information for patients who will be taking opioid medications after discharge.

Effective Wednesday, February 19th, patients discharged from Inpatient Units, Maternal Child Health, Emergency Department, Same Day Surgery and Procedural Units will have information on opioid medications included in their After Visit Summary (AVS).  A sample AVS is available here for your reference.  Discharging clinicians should review the information with the patient as part of the discharge education workflow.

It is our goal to keep our patients informed on the risks of opioid use and make them aware of alternatives to pain management