Opioids are high risk medication due to their different formulations, strength and routes of administration.
In this rapid learning, you will learn the rationale and steps of opioid conversion and how to use the eviQ opioid conversion calculator.
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Learn more about the principles of pain and opioid conversion:
- European Association of Palliative Care Morphine and alternative opioids in cancer pain guidelines. Caraceni A, Hanks G, Kaasa S et al. Use of opioid analgesics in the treatment of cancer pain: evidence-based recommendations from the EAPC. Lancet Oncology 2012; 13:e58-68.
- CareSearch: Clinical evidence patient management- Pain. https://www.caresearch.com.au/caresearch/ClinicalPractice/Physical/Pain/tabid/746/Default.aspx [cited 27/09/2018]