Joint Commission Issues New Sentinel Event Alert: Opioid Use

August 9, 2012    |   By: Calevir

The Joint Commission has issued a new sentinel event alert: Safe Use of Opioids in Hospitals.   Although hospital patients may need the strong pain relief that only opioids can provide, a Sentinel Event Alert issued yesterday by The Joint Commission urges hospitals to take specific steps to prevent serious complications or even deaths from opioid use.   MORE

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