Evaluation of a pharmacist-managed methadone taper*.

@article{Steineck2014EvaluationOA,
  title={Evaluation of a pharmacist-managed methadone taper*.},
  author={Katherine J Steineck and Angela K Skoglund and Melissa K. Carlson and Sameer Gupta},
  journal={Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies},
  year={2014},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          206-10
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the efficacy of a pharmacist-managed methadone taper as compared to previous prescribing practices. DESIGN Retrospective chart review with comparison to historical controls. SETTING Ninety-six-bed pediatric quaternary care facility with the majority of the patients in a 24-bed ICU. PATIENTS Thirty-two patients, 1 month to 16 years old, weaned off opioids using methadone prior to protocol initiation were compared with 20 patients, 1 month to 15 years old, weaned per… CONTINUE READING
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