Opioid Education - Resource

The American Medical Association (AMA) STEPSForward™ module posted in January 2019 outlines six steps that practices can implement to safely manage acute and chronic pain for their patients. The module promotes a team-based approach for the management of pain. Steps include:

  • Engaging the team
  • Engaging the patient
  • Assessing the patient
  • Trying non-pharmacologic and non-opioid therapies first
  • Initiating opioids safely
  • Monitoring the patient