The Oregon Medical Board endorsed these guidelines in January 2017.
The Oregon Pain Guidance website provides pain management guidance and tools for healthcare professionals as well as patients and families.
The Oregon Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) assists healthcare professionals in providing better patient care.
COPE (Collaborative Opioid Prescribing Education) Course – The University of Washington's free, online, interactive course promotes a shared decision-making approach between providers and patients.
Oregon Pain Management Commission one-hour pain management CME (required) – PDF and Word versions of the module are available. The site includes links to additional pain courses and a mailing list to receive direct information.
The U.S. Surgeon General asks physicians and physician assistants to help address the prescription opioid crisis. Resources and more information are available at www.TurnTheTideRx.org.
Note: The National Transportation Safety Board reminds health care providers to discuss with patients the effects that their medical conditions and medications may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation.