Session ID: 

Anticipating and Preventing Adverse Drug Events from Opioid-related Complications

2:30pm - 3:30pm Monday, February 11
Orlando - Orange County Convention Center


Opioid administration in hospitalized patients too often harms those the medication is intended to help. In particular, there is evidence of overuse of naloxone for medication. In this presentation, this leading organization will share how pain-resource nurses drove the creation of an opioid risk assessment tool as part of the nursing workflow to prevent opioid-induced respiratory depression and decrease the use of naloxone.

Learning Objectives: 

  • Identify the key elements required to develop a robust MOSS (Michigan Opioid Safety Score) which includes health risk assessment, respiratory rate, and other clinical assessments
  • Outline how to design an IT-enabled nursing workflow using standard processes for nursing documentation to capture the data elements required to generate a MOSS score and populate clinical decision support and ordering
  • Analyze how to incorporate unit level reporting tools to drive MOSS assessment compliance by the nursing staff
  • Outline how to generate a respiratory depression care plan for patients with high MOSS scores instead of administering naloxone


Clinical Nurse Educator,
Sparrow Health System
Senior Application Analyst,
Sparrow Health System


Clinical Informaticists
Pharmacy Professional