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Out of 200 applicants, you have been selected to work as the manager in the research department for a special task force with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Review the CDC website at Your first assignment on this special task force is to focus on Opioid Overdose. The CDC reports that from 1999 to 2015, more than 183,000 people died in the U.S. from overdose related to prescription opioids.

The CDC has been researching the impact of opioid overdose to protect the public’s health and prevent opioid overdose deaths using surveillance and research. You will focus on two primary areas: 1) opioid prescribing guidelines for physicians, and 2) ways hospitals can create prescription drug monitoring as a part of their Quality Management Department (see

Locate a peer-reviewed journal article related to quality in healthcare.

  1. Analyze how this article can be used in the Quality Management (QM) Department.
  2. Determine how your article can be used by hospitals to monitor prescription drug programs.
  3. Write a 150-word summary of your article and determine how it can be used in the QM. The summary should follow the SESC formula: State, Explain, Support and Conclude.
  4. Utilizing SWS format, write a reference at the bottom of your summary. The citation must follow SWS format. Note: Wikipedia and similar websites do not qualify as quality resources.
  5. This course requires use of new Student Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

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Guidelines of an opioid to physicians
Physicians need the guidelines of opioid as a way of ensuring the patients are
accessing chronic treatment that is effective and safe, as while as means of reducing overdose
of the related drugs through abuse and misuse by people. Hence, the following are the
guidelines that guiding the physician on opioid: first, opioid drugs should be used when the
benefits expected are outweighing the risks posed to the patient. Additionally, opioid has to
be used in combination with nonopioid pharmacologic therapy and nonpharmacological
therapy to place the patient at a safer position (World, Health 65)
Secondly, physicians should establish goals with the patients for identifying the
function and the chronic pain....

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