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Pharmacy Education

Changes to Hydromorphone Use in the ED

WakeMed is changing the way hydromorphone is used in the emergency departments. This change is a part of system-wide efforts to improve patient safety and decrease adverse drug events by reducing hydromorphone use while effectively and compassionately treating pain.

Learn More - Frequently Asked Questions

Part 1: Safe Use of Opioids

Safe Use of Opioids from WakeMed Health & Hospitals on Vimeo.


Part 2: Multimodal Analgesia

Multimodal Analgesia from WakeMed Health & Hospitals on Vimeo.

Part 3: Ketamine for Pain Management

Ketamine for Pain Management from WakeMed Health & Hospitals on Vimeo.