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Jenny is a 73-year-old woman
scheduled for a total knee replacement. She has been taking an oral
modified-release opioid analgesic for the last 6 months. How will you
ensure that her pain is effectively and safely managed after her surgery
and on transition back into the community?
This case study has been developed to support best practice guidelines and the Australian Commission for Safety and Quality in Health Care Opioid Analgesic Stewardship in Acute Pain Clinical Care Standard.
Target audience: Pharmacists and nurses
CPD points: Self-directed CPD