Prescribing Pain Medication in the Emergency Department 

Pain relief is important when someone is hurt or needs emergency care. However, providing pain relief is often complex. Mistakes or misuse of pain medication can cause serious health problems and even death. Emergency Department medical providers should only provide pain relief options that are safe and appropriate.

For information about how to safely dispose of medicines, go the Arkansas Secure, Monitor, Dispose Program website at

Arkansas Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines