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Research Seminar - Report on Seed Grant Project
9/3/2013 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
College of Pharmacy, 101

Title: "Preventing taper tantrums: Evaluating complexity of opioid withdrawal plans"

Speaker: Peter N. Johnson, Pharm.D., BCPS, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Universty of Oklahoma College of Pharmacy

Abstract: Opioid abstinence syndrome (OAS) is a frequently observed complication in critically-ill children who are exposed to prolonged sedation and analgesia, as well as neonates who are exposed to maternal opioid exposure in-utero. Methadone is commonly prescribed for children with OAS as a taper schedule over several days to weeks. Inadvertent dosing and/or administration errors by caregivers may occur, potentially leading to harm in children. This study provided further evaluation of the Medication Taper Complexity Score (MTCS) to evaluate the complexity of outpatient methadone tapers.

This seminar will be broadcast live to 1D29 on the Schusterman campus.