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Resources about opioids and the impact on people working in agriculture

  • Talking to Farmers About Pain Management and Opioid Use
    A guide for rural health and safety professionals on talking to farmers about pain management and opioid use.
  • Talk to Farmers About Their Pain¬†
    Important questions to ask farmers regarding pain levels.
  • Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)- CDC
    Improving the way opioids are prescribed will ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing opioid misuse, abuse, and overdose.
  • Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments- CDC
    A CDC informational resource on opioid overdoses treated in emergency departments.
  • Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale
    The Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS) is an 11-item scale designed to be administered by a clinician.
  • Resource Guide: Talking to Farmers About Their Pain
    A resource guide created specifically for talking about pain with farmers.
  • ACOEM Practice Guidelines: Opioids and Safety-Sensitive Work
    ACOEM has updated the treatment guidelines concerning opioids. This report highlights the safety-sensitive work recommendation that has been developed.
  • ACOEM Practice Guidelines:¬†Opioids for Treatment of Acute, Subacute, Chronic, and Postoperative Pain
    The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine's guidelines for treatment of acute, subacute, chronic, and postoperative pain with opioids.
  • Non-Opiod Treatments for Chronic Pain- CDC
    Guidlelines produced by the CDC on the usage of non-opioid treatments for chronic pain.
  • Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain-CDC
    Guidelines produced by the CDC on the usage of opioids to treat chronic pain.
  • Opioids for Acute Pain: What you need to know- CDC
    Guidelines produced by the CDC regarding the usage of opioids to treat acute pain.