Calculating Morphine Equivalent Dose (MEQ) for Non-Prescribers: Medication Review Standard
Medication Review Standard in Pain Management: Calculating MEQ
While all providers must calculate MEQ for their patients taking opioid-based medications, this mini-course is written with particular focus on Non-Prescribing Practitioners, particularly East Asian Medicine Practitioners (Acupuncturists). However, other non-prescribing practitioners such as massage therapists and other non-pharm pain management professionals may also find this review and resource collection helpful.
Review how to recognize opioid-based medications
How to calculate morphine equivalent dose (MEQ)
What are the red flags and cautions when your patient is taking opioid-based medications? What MED levels should you be concerned about? Why?
Review of the current published standards.
What other metrics should you pair with your MEQ?
Megan is an integrative medicine practitioner, traditional Asian medicine specialty. She graduated from Bastyr University in 2006 with a Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) and is a national board-certified Diplomate of Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
She volunteers as director of The Hospital-based Practice Handbook Project (HHP) for Acupuncturists and their Hospital Sponsors. The HHP is a nonprofit community resource project.
Her website is: https://www.thehospitalhandbook.com/
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This course pairs well with the Pain Scale, Using a Validated Tool in Your Clinical Practice short course.