These hand-picked resources were chosen to help providers and educate patients on the potential adverse drug effects. They were developed by the Team for Innovation in MEdication Safety (TIMES), a collaborative of healthcare providers and patients in Alabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Mississippi and Tennessee. The goal of TIMES is to improve medication safety by decreasing unnecessary medication use.

Since the resources are quality improvement interventions, TIMES will track the distribution and request occasional feedback from those who use them. Your personal information will never be shared, and any data shared will be aggregated and not traceable to any individual or organization.

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***These resources are intended to be used collaboratively by patients and healthcare providers. If you are a patient, please consult with your provider while using the resources.***

Opioid Tapering Tools

Long-Acting Opioids Reference for Tapering

How to Taper Opioids

Chronic Pain Treatment Color Chart

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Communication Tips when Discussing Opioid Tapering

Prescribing Tips and When to Taper Opioids

Patient Education on Opioid Taper

Managing Your Pain – Know the Options TIMES

PPI De-escalation Options


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