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NTOCC New Resource Announcement

Posted on 7/28/2018 by NTOCC ®

NTOCC is excited to announce a new resource to use as a guide to Non-Opioid Choices. It can be found on our website here www.ntocc.org

 

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NTOCC NEWS RESOURCE ANNOUNCEMENT

NTOCC is excited to announce a new resource to use as a guide to Non-Opioid Choices. It can be found on our website here www.ntocc.org 

This new web resource, Non-Opioid Choices is about increasing awareness of patients and provider access to non-opioid approaches to pain management.

  • Everyday 115 Americans die from opioid overdose

  • Nearly 3 million individuals who had surgery in 2016 became persistent opioid users

  • Too many patients are unaware that non-opioid pain management solutions exist

NTOCC believes seniors are especially susceptible to negative effects related to taking opioids such as confusion, increased fall risk and impaired medication management.  Having seniors and family caregivers understand the risks, increasing their awareness of how to take the medication and gain an understanding of non-opioid solutions is a transitions of care gap that needs to be addressed, especially from hospital and out-patient surgeries to home.  

This new resource provides background information on the issues and concerns and provides a mechanism for you to lend your voice to increase access to these approaches.  

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