Opioid Education

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Healthcare Professionals: Get Paid to Get Certified to Prescribe Buprenorphine for Opioid Use Disorders

Up to 450 Colorado healthcare providers – including physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants – are eligible for reimbursement for buprenorphine waiver training provided through the University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with the Colorado Health Extension System (CHES) and the Implementing Technology and Medication Assisted Treatment and Team Training in Rural …

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 …

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, …

Tackling the Who, What, Where, When, Why & How of Drug Diversion in Long Term Care

Unlawful distribution or use of prescription drugs by healthcare professionals does occur in long-term care. Learn the red flags, prevention tips, and what do to when it occurs at your facility in this educational PowerPoint from Leading Age Indiana. Also included are real-life examples and controlled drug reconciliation tools.

Drug Diversion in Long Term Care

This Drug Diversion in Long Term Care presentation from Omnicare Pharmacies of Northern and Central Ohio describes the key elements necessary to properly recognize, investigate, report and discipline healthcare professionals involved in drug diversion.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services – HHS.gov/Opioids – Prevention

This page contains an index with multiple informational resources for proper drug disposal, pain management, drug and pain medication facts, prescription opioids, heroin, safe opioid prescribing and recognizing opioid abuse. There are also multiple options for resources for state and community planners, resources for kids, teens and adults, state policies and resources and law enforcement …

Prescription Opioids: What You Need to Know

Prescription opioids can be used to help relieve moderate to severe pain and are often prescribed following a surgery or injury, or for certain health conditions. These medications can be an important part of treatment, but also come with serious risks. It is important to work with your health care provider to make sure you …

Opioid Blog

The Public Interest Technology Blog discusses a new film and map highlighting the importance of naloxone to reverse the effects of opioid overdose. Gain insight and access to an interactive story board to honor lost loved ones, and view a video called Dear You to remind us why this matters.

Providers’ Clinical Support System for Medication Assisted Treatment (PCSS-MAT)

This website includes resources to make medication-assisted treatment available to serve patients in a variety of settings including primary care, psychiatric care, substance use disorder treatment, and pain management settings.

Prevent Opioid Abuse and Addiction

Prevention strategies can help reduce the occurrence of opioid addiction in the United States. This link from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services offers education about addiction prevention programs, proper drug disposal, safe prescribing practices and other helpful materials for patients and families.

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