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Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

Although findings are mixed, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) have been linked to changes in prescribing behaviors, decreased admissions for substance abuse treatment, and reduced patient access to monitored drugs through multiple healthcare providers. Promising new features, such as the potential to review real-time data, have made PDMPs more powerful and easier to use. In …

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Turnover: What Can Nursing Homes Do About It?

According to the Five-Star Quality Rating System: Technical Users’ Guide, there is considerable evidence of a relationship between nursing home staffing levels and resident outcomes. The association between nurse staffing ratios and nursing home quality of care elevates the importance of staffing stability. However, turnover is hindering many nursing homes’ efforts to maintain staffing ratios …

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How to Apply for Opioid Treatment Program Certification

Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP) that dispense medications for the treatment of substance use disorders must conform with federal regulations and be certified by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Division of Pharmacologic Therapies. This SAMHSA resource includes everything needed to complete the OTP application and certification process. Federal and state codes, application …

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Medication-Assisted Treatment Implementation Checklist

Do members in your community who struggle with addiction have adequate access to Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)? Use this Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) checklist to assess your community and identify the key elements to consider when engaging in efforts to increase access to MAT.

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The Joint Commission Pain Assessment and Management Accreditation Standards and Resources (New and Revised January 1, 2018)

Review the new and revised Joint Commission standards for pain assessment and management along with related videos, podcasts, tools and articles. These resources will help hospitals and facilities establish effective approaches to pain and opioid harm prevention.

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Respond toolkit

The Respond Toolkit (Resources Encouraging Safe Prescription & Naloxone Dispensing) from Interpret Healthcare offers community pharmacists printable and digital tools designed for onsite use that define their role in addressing the opioid epidemic. The safety assessments, algorithms, scripting tools and training modules outline how community pharmacists can identify the patients and situations that require action, …

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Mathematics of Pain Relief

Opioid painkillers are not the most effective way to treat most acute pain. Find out about the mathematics of pain relief and how the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) formula is used to determine and compare the effectiveness of opioids to other pain relief options in this easy-to-share infographic.

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Integrating Immunizations Into All Preventive Health Activities

In this webinar recorded in August 2018, Telligen Senior Quality Improvement Facilitator Lindsay Pluff discusses the importance of immunizations as a measure of preventative health. She also covers methods to integrate immunizations into preventive care processes and discusses how to integrate immunizations into preventive health messaging.

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Delirium and Altered Mental Status Changes in the Elderly – Focused Admission Prevention (FAP) Series

It’s important to remember that sudden confusion is different than other common changes in thinking that can happen as we age, such as dementia. With sudden confusion that needs medical treatment, the older adult’s thinking abilities change quickly, often with no warning. In this Telligen webinar recorded in August 2018, learn some of the possible …

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What’s An Infection Preventionist To Do? Review of the New Role as it Pertains to a Urinary Tract Infection Two Part Webinar – Part II

In part two of this webinar series for long-term care providers, Telligen staff dig deeper into a case study examining the environment of a resident with a urinary tract infection (UTI). They will also address treatment recommendations for a resident with asymptomatic bacteriuria versus symptomatic urinary tract infection, and how the infection preventionist manages this …