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How to Take Short-Acting Opioid Pain Medicine: Palliative Care (Fraser Health) [English] Permalink Public

This handout has information on how to take opioid pain medicine for palliative patients. Opioids are one type of medicine used to treat pain, or to help when feeling short of breath. pioids are available in short and long-acting forms. (English) Colour

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Body Location:
  • Bones, Joints, and Muscles
Diagnosis and Therapy:
  • Drug, Fluid and Nutrition Therapy
Disorders and Conditions:
  • Pain
  • Medication,
  • Medications,
  • End-of-Life,
  • Palliative,
  • Seniors,
  • Overdose,
  • Senior,
  • Geriatric,
  • Geriatrics,
  • Narcotic,
  • Breakthrough,
  • Elder,
  • EOL,
  • Elders
  • Older Adults
  • Palliative Care
Revision Date:
June 27, 2018
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