The Hopkins Opioid Conversion Program
This program is designed to facilitate the rational conversion
of one opioid regimen to an approximately equianalgesic
dose of another. Medical students, house officers, pharmacists,
nurses, oncology fellows, and attending physicians in the
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at
Johns Hopkins have used this program enthusiastically
for years. This version of the program was developed
to meet requests to have this program more widely available.
The authors have strived to ensure that the information
included in this program reflects the current level of
knowledge regarding opioid conversions.
However, information on opioid conversions
is incomplete and constantly changing
as additional research and clinical experience expands
our knowledge base. As a result, it is the user's responsibility
to examine all available information on
opioid conversions and to integrate this
with knowledge about his or her
patient and the information provided in this
software program. The ultimate responsibility
for the opioid dose prescribed is that
of the prescribing physician.
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