Purdue Pharma Kicks Off Drug Abuse Awareness Initiative

Purdue Pharma launched a free educational resource, “Patient Evaluation Resources For Opioid Risk Management” (PERFORM), designed to assist healthcare professionals in curbing drug abuse among their patients. PERFORM is designed to assist healthcare professionals assess the risk of medication misuse in patients. PERFORM offers a relevant, interactive resource that engages the learner through critical thinking and real-world practical applications. The PERFORM resource is an interactive CD-ROM with accompanying resource binder and includes: • Case vignettes illustrating low, moderate, and high-risk patients; • Video from four leading healthcare professionals providing insight and guidance in the utilization of pain assessment and risk assessment tools; • Patient screening tools; • Documentation and monitoring information; • Patient education tips; • Links to other resources for healthcare professionals; and • Links to resources that healthcare professional can provide to their patients.