The Medical Board of California has made significant strides in combatting the opioid crisis and prioritizing patient safety. Their recently updated Pain Guidelines (ca.gov) provide clear expectations for physicians regarding assessment, monitoring, and responsible prescription practices. The guidelines emphasize evidence-based practices and individualized treatments tailored to each patient's needs. The guidelines also equip healthcare providers with the latest research on opioids, non-opioid medications, alternative therapies, and information on medication side effects and proper monitoring techniques. Additionally, the Medical Board of California aims to empower patients by providing them with a better understanding of their treatment options and the associated risks of opioid use.
The Pain Guidelines (ca.gov) provide comprehensive documentation to help healthcare professionals stay informed on the latest standards of care, including diagnosis and treatment protocols, risk assessment tools, and communication strategies. These guidelines provide insight into the complexities of pain management, enabling clinicians to practice with greater confidence and deliver higher-quality care.
California's approach to pain management, as outlined in the updated guidelines, epitomizes the concept of putting the patient first - something we at QUAD A deeply value. We consistently promote patient-first care with an approach to accreditation that focuses on collaboration and utilization of evidence-based practices. Working with providers in California and around the globe, we can continue to advance the quality and safety of patient care.
Patients First – Always!
For more information about QUAD A, its accreditation process, and why it is important to seek out accredited facilities when making healthcare-related decisions, visit www.quada.org.
Since 1980, QUAD A (a non-profit, physician-founded, and led global accreditation organization) has worked with thousands of healthcare facilities to standardize and improve the quality of healthcare they provide – believing that patient safety should always come first.
Since 1980, QUAD A (a non-profit, physician-founded and led global accreditation organization) has worked with thousands of healthcare facilities to standardize and improve the quality of healthcare they provide – believing that patient safety should always come first.