OPTIMAL RECOVERY Rx
Two Ohio surgeons prescribed 42,000 less opioid pills in 2016. They are on a mission to allow every prescriber to do the same.
Their PainPack™ Protocol is the first streamlined integration of multimodal acute pain control and opioid disposal. Prescribers can now easily offer pain control while dramatically reducing the volume of opioids fueling the devastating prescription drug abuse crisis.
Read about The National Safety Council's recognition for their innovative approach to opioid reduction.
Did you know, 4 out of 5 heroin users started out misusing prescription painkillers?
THE PAINPACK™ PROTOCOL
In an effort to optimize patients' recovery, Dr. Glenn Waters, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon, and Dr. Tim McConnell, Orthopedic Surgeon, have developed The PainPack™ Protocol.
The PainPack™ Protocol uses a baseline regimen of Ibuprofen (Motrin and Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) while reserving low dose Oxycodone, strictly as needed.
Furthermore, all patients are educated regarding responsible disposal of unused opioids.
Timothy B. McConnell, MD
Glenn S. Waters, DDS
In 12 months, using the PainPack™
Protocol, they prescribed
42,000 less opioids than their
traditional prescribing habits.
Number of Opioids Prescribed,
Dr. McConnell vs Control
“I did not require any opioid pain medication following
arthroscopic surgery on my shoulder.”
“The pain control protocol
[Dr. McConnell] uses allowed me a virtually pain-free recovery without any narcotics! Amazing!”
Number of Opioids Prescribed,
Will you or a loved one be prescribed an opioid in the future?(Oral, Orthopaedic, General Surgery, etc.)
Ask if you are a candidate for the PainPack Protocol.
This protocol maximizes non-opioid medication at prescription doses and allows for the opioid to be an option rather than an obligation.
To best control your pain, take Tylenol 1000 mg and Ibuprofen 800 mg every 6-8 hours three times each day.
Make sure to wait 1-2 hours between the Tylenol and Ibuprofen.
The Oxycodone 5 mg (an opioid, aka "heroine in a pill") is to be used only for pain that is not relieved by the Tylenol and Ibuprofen.
We recommend using the Oxycodone in 1/2 pill increments.
Do you want to print the PainPack Protocol for your own use?
Remember to return your printed version to your prescriber
Make sure you responsibly dispose of unused opioids
Click on the link below to find the closest drop box
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