Medication Safety – Resources

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Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Patient Screening and Use of Pain Contracts

The Telligen QIN-QIO and the American Medical Association (AMA) developed the Opioid Safety Project webinar series for an in-depth look at safely managing patients with opioids. Physician concern for prescribing opioids persists despite evaluation initiatives and development of pain management guidelines. The reluctance to prescribe opioids stems from the concern for potential patient addiction and …

Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids

The Telligen QIN-QIO and the American Medical Association (AMA) developed the Opioid Safety Project webinar series for an in-depth look at safely managing patients with opioids. Improving the way opioids are prescribed through clinical practice guidelines can ensure patients have access to safer, more effective chronic pain treatment while reducing the number of people who …

Opioid Evidence & Research

National Institutes of Health Study Explains Why Opioid Therapy May Not Always Work Well for Chronic Pain Researchers have shown that pain-induced changes in the rat brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it. The study, …

Opioid Tools

Addiction Policy Forum’s Hospital Toolkit Hospitals are key players in addressing addiction. The Addiction Policy Forum designed the 2018 Hospital Toolkit to help integrate addiction treatment into the healthcare delivery system. The hospital and emergency department are crucial addiction intervention points; the toolkit provides answers to change responses to nonfatal overdoses, implement the necessary protocols, …

Other Opioid Resources

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy to Combat the Opioid Crisis The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 5-Point Strategy attacks all aspects of the opioid crisis, from addiction, prevention, treatment and recovery services to better data, pain management, and research. The latest news and patient and family stories are also …

Opioid Education

Practical Strategies to Combat Opioid Harm – 4-Part Series Explore the mountain of resources available to combat opioid harm and start today with practical, easy-win strategies to begin or continue to fight the opioid epidemic. There is an abundance of information for clinicians, patients, community members, and caregivers to use. View the presentations below to …

Opioid Guidelines & Recommendations

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine July 2017 Recommendations on Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic This link discusses guidance for payers, policy and research on the opioid epidemic. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Opioid Guideline Resources: Patient & Partner Tools Prescription opioids can be used to help treat moderate-to-severe pain …

Mini-Cog™

The Mini Cog™ tool may help assess a patient’s ability to manage his or her own medications.

Advancing Team-Based Care Through Collaborative Practice Agreements

This resource and implementation guide offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describes how to add pharmacists to the healthcare team.

Mini-Cog™ Utilization and Administration-Transcript

There may be times when people are unable to understand their medication regimens.  The Mini-Cog™ is a three-minute instrument that can increase detection of cognitive impairment in older adults. It can be used effectively after brief training in both healthcare and community settings. It consists of two components: a three-item recall test for memory and …