Opioid Guidelines & Recommendations

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Frequently Asked Questions About Prescribing Opioids for Dental Pain

Find answers to frequently asked questions about prescribing opioids for dental pain, especially for patients who are at risk for drug overdose or addiction, on this American Dental Association webpage updated in November 2018.

Opioids – Information for Dentists

The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research offers a wide selection of helpful tips and resources for dentists to stay up-to- date on opioid issues. This webpage reviewed in January 2019 includes the American Dental Association’s current opioid policy, tips on counseling patients on opioid use and access to state dental regulations.

Improving Opioid Prescribing: the CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, and Considerations for Dentistry

This 2017 webinar hosted by the American Dental Association (ADA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provides information on non-opioid strategies for pain management following dental surgery and how chronic pain recommendations can be applied to manage acute pain.

Implementing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Incorporate Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) knowledge, tools and best practices into everyday clinical practice for chronic pain management! This change package posted in January 2019 includes evidence-based prescribing guidelines, practice-level strategies and quality improvement measures that will help integrate the CDC Guidelines into everyday workflows. Practice leaders can use the tools provided …

New 2019 Medicare Part D Opioid Overutilization Policies

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) implemented new opioid policies for Medicare drug plans effective January 1, 2019. The new policies include: Improved safety alerts when patients fill opioid prescriptions at the pharmacy Drug management programs for patients at-risk for misuse or abuse of opioids or other drugs Training materials include: Slide decks …

Facing Addiction in America

Facing Addiction in America is the Surgeon General’s key message to the general public, especially family and friends of people affected by opioids. This website also includes the Full 2016 Surgeon General’s Report, naloxone advisory, public helplines and other federal resources.

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 …

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.

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.

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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