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Medicine instructions: For patients being discharged  
Abstract:  This handout includes a table to be completed by the nurse or pharmacist to instruct patients being discharged on what medicines they are taking, how much to take, how often to take it, and the time of their last dose before leaving the hospital. Includes answers to common questions about opioid pain medicines, side effects, refills, fears of becoming addicted, and how pain medicines help the healing process.
Author: Pharmacy Services
Publisher/Date/Rev:  University of Washington Medical Center, 2009, July 1, 2009
UWMC Availability:  Pharmacy Services; 4NE (Neuro-Neurosurg, Otolaryngology, General Surg); 4S (Special Procedure Unit); 4SE (Transplant, Renal, Vascular Surg, Kidney Dialysis); 5N; 5NE; 6NE (General Medicine, Gynecologic Onc); 6SE (Orthopedics, Oral Surg, Ophthalmology)
General Topics:  Patient Care Procedures & Instructions; Hospital Stay
Specific Subject(s):  Pain Management; Pain; Opioid Analgesics; Medication Teaching; Medication
Language(s):  English
Audience:  Partner; Caregiver; Patient
Format: Flyer
Reading Level: Moderate
Cost: Unknown
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