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