high alert medication
Controlled and targeted substance
⚠️ PCP: Requires completion of scope expansion education. Analgesia in palliative care settings
ACP: Analgesia in palliative care and interfacility transfer settings
CCP: Sedation and ongoing analgesia in patients undergoing mechanical ventilation
PCP: Pain management in palliative or end-of-life patients
ACP: Pain management during interfacility transports
For patients 10-50 kg: Follow weight-based dosing
ACP: Pain management in palliative or end-of-life patients
Provide airway management and ventilatory support. Consider the use of naloxone to reverse opioid intoxication. Naloxone should be used judiciously in patients on long-term opioid therapy to avoid precipitating acute withdrawal syndrome.
See J12: Opioids for additional information.