Opioid Education

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The American Dental Association Commitment to Ending the Opioid Crisis

The American Dental Association (ADA) website provides information for dental professionals and patients on the opioid crisis. It provides practical guides for safe prescribing, free online continuing education and tools for managing dental pain. Patients can learn about the benefits and drawbacks of using opioid pain medications, questions to ask the dentist and how to …

Managing Pain and Understanding Opioids: A Guide for Residents and Families in Nursing Homes

Nursing home teams and other healthcare professionals can use this Telligen presentation developed in March 2019 to help educate nursing home residents, families and representatives about pain management and opioid therapy. . This presentation is intended to be used as an educational resource to share directly with your residents and families or their representatives, so …

A Prescriber’s Guide to the New Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies for 2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) finalized new policies for Medicare drug plans to follow starting on January 1, 2019. These policies involve further partnership with providers and prescription drug plans. Providers are in the best position to identify and manage potential opioid overutilization in the Medicare Part D population. Medicare prescription drug …

Opioid Education for the Emergency Department

The E-QUAL Opioids Toolkit is an all-inclusive opioid education resource for emergency department (ED) professionals from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Posted in January 2019, it includes pain management policies and guidelines for safe opioid use, lectures and webinars for ED staff education, and opioid use disorder treatment and harm reduction strategies.

American Medical Association STEPSForward™ Pain Management Education

The American Medical Association (AMA) STEPSForward™ module posted in January 2019 outlines six steps that practices can implement to safely manage acute and chronic pain for their patients. The module promotes a team-based approach for the management of pain. Steps include: Engaging the team Engaging the patient Assessing the patient Trying non-pharmacologic and non-opioid therapies …

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.

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