With the opioid crisis harming families and communities, IHA supports efforts to limit access to those powerful painkillers, coordinate response among providers and encourage individual recovery.
IHA collaborated with the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians (ICEP) to develop informational guidelines for treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the emergency department (ED).
IHA and ICEP’s informational guidelines on treating patients with acute and chronic pain in the ED are also available in an executive summary. Both versions address common clinical scenarios.
CDC issued guidelines on opioid use to treat chronic, non-cancer pain.