Post-Op Opioid MME Monitoring
10% of cardiac surgery patients discharged with opioids develop an opioid dependence. We believe that most surgery patients can, and should, be discharged without any opioids at all.
Getting there is a matter of accurately tapering patients’ opioid utilization down from the moment they come out of surgery to the day of discharge; without compromising their pain management and recovery. Your current rounding teams can do this, but it isn’t easy and it takes a lot of time. Fortunately, we have a solution for that, and it embeds seamlessly with Epic and Cerner.
EMR tools to track and monitor key post-op risks such as bleeding, and blood pressure, are readily available and therefore top of mind to rounding teams. Until now, no such tools existed to monitor opioid dependency risk. Our post-op opioid monitoring solution provides instant situational awareness of a patient’s opioid utilization, contributing factors, and how to taper utilization downwards.
How It Works
It all starts with conversion to morphine milligram equivalent (MME). Opioids come in varying forms (injectable, tablet, sublingual, etc.) and potencies. Tallying administrations and converting to MME is the only way to know if you’re increasing or decreasing your patient’s daily opioid intake, and by how much. This process could take upwards of 10 minutes per patient per day, but with our app, which embeds directly into your EMR without any registration or login required, it happens in seconds.
With all of the data crunched in our platform, the app displays an interactive MME trend line going back to the start of the encounter; makes the user aware of opportunities to discontinue to step down opioids; plots surgical procedures relative to MMEs; and displays open non-opioid analgesia orders. Patient pain scores relative to MMEs are also available in the app.
Features & Benefits
- Complements your Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) efforts
- Embeds directly into physician workflow without any user registration or login required
- SMART on FHIR enabled
- Saves time
- Works with Epic and Cerner
- Decreases risk of opioid dependency
- Provides opioid transparency to your outpatient practices
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