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From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at labeling changes for acetaminophen and the implications for patient care

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Abstract: 

This special publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about recent changes to acetaminophen labeling as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. While acetaminophen is the most widely used analgesic in America, it is also the leading cause of acute liver failure, usually as a result of inadvertent overdose. Several significant changes to the packaging and labeling of over-the-counter and prescription products containing acetaminophen have occurred recently, and other major developments are anticipated shortly. In order to accomplish the goal of improving patient safety, these changes must be understood by clinicians and patients alike. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides you with essential information on the new labeling changes and describes the resulting implications for patient care, especially for older patients. It also presents important steps that clinicians can take when educating patients. We believe that this latest report in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in developing and enhancing your pain management services.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this publication, the provider will be able to:

  1. Describe labeling changes for acetaminophen and the safety concerns that led to the changes.
  2. Discuss specific issues surrounding the labeling changes that impact patient care for older adults.
  3. Recommend dosage adjustments for older patients taking acetaminophen.
  4. Effectively communicate with older adults about the critical need to follow new acetaminophen dosage recommendations and directions for use.
  5. Discuss pain management guidelines for older patients in pain, including alternative medications and therapies.
  6. Identify resources and new initiatives supporting safe use of acetaminophen.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

These materials were reviewed by a faculty panel.

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Date posted: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
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From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at labeling changes for acetaminophen and the implications for patient care. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/583

From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at advancing pain care, education, and research - Responding to the IOM’s call to action to improve pain management

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Date Posted: 
12/31/1969
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
12/31/1969
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Other Learning Resource Type: 
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Estimated time to complete: 
1
Abstract: 

This special publication aims to inform health care providers, researchers, policy makers, caregivers, and patients about the recent report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that calls for overhauling the approach to pain management in the United States. The report notes that while pain affects approximately one-third of Americans - and exacts a huge toll from society in terms of morbidity, mortality, disability, demands on the health care system, and economic burden - it remains widely undertreated. The report provides an overview of needs for care, education, and research, and lays out a blueprint for transforming pain care. This issue of From Publication to Practice provides a high level summary of the IOM call to action and identifies recommendations for advancing pain care, education, and research. We believe that this latest issue in our From Publication to Practice series will assist you in identifying and responding to opportunities to improve pain management.

Educational objectives: 

After reading this publication, the provider will be able to do the following:

  1. List the underlying principles of the Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report, Relieving Pain in America.
  2. Discuss the recommendations in the blueprint put forth by the IOM to improve pain management.
  3. Describe barriers to appropriate pain management in older adults.
  4. Identify public-private partnership research opportunities.
  5. Discuss knowledge gaps that are appropriate for future study.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Institute of Medicine's (IOM) report, Relieving Pain in America

These materials were reviewed by a faculty panel.
For more educational products from the GSA, visit https://www.geron.org/Resources/Online%20Store/gsa-products

Date posted: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Date Submitted or Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
Mon, 07/09/2012
Contact Person/Corresponding Author:



Suggested Citation:
From Publication to Practice: An interdisciplinary look at advancing pain care, education, and research - Responding to the IOM’s call to action to improve pain management. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2012 Available from: https://pogoe.org/taxonomy/term/583
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