James talks to Dr Jonathan Brett from Drug Health Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital about opioid dependence and the management of the opioid-dependent patient on the wards.
Editor: James Edwards
Interviewee: Jonathan Brett
Jonathan Brett is an advanced trainee in clinical pharmacology and addiction medicine. He is on the editorial board of the Australian Prescriber and was on the editorial board of the Theraputic Guidelines committee for Toxicology and Wilderness Medicine. Jonathan also sits on the Population Health Sciences Research Ethics Committee of NSW. He has an interest in opioid biology and the quality use of opioids.
With Dr Jonathan Brett, Drug Health Services at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, New South Wales, Australia
What to ask a patient who is on methadone
Acute pain and the patient is on methadone or buprenorphine
What if the patient is also nil by mouth?
Opioid overdose or toxicity
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