In addition to leading Aurora Health Care’s department of non-interventional pain managment, Dr. Michael McNett is also co-chairman of the hospital’s Opioid Stewardship Committee that grew out of a committee concerned with the over-prescribing of antibiotics.
According to McNett, the Opioid Stewardship Committee has the following objectives:
1 To identify doctors who may be operating on an “old system of belief” regarding opioid prescribing and re-educate them.
2 To create protocols of non-narcotic treatments.
3 To utilize pharmacies in drug take-back programs.
4 When prescribing opioids, to start with the mildest and least addictive.
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