Opioid Tools

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The Iowa Healthcare Collaborative Pain Management Toolkit: Iowa’s Guide to Opioid Stewardship

Use the Iowa Guide to Opioid Stewardship as your guide for safe and wise use of opioids. Along with the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, the following organizations contributed to this pain management toolkit developed in October 2018: Telligen, Broadlawns Pain Management Center, the Iowa Board of Pharmacy, the Iowa Department of Public Health, the Iowa Hospital …

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.

Taper Flow Sheets

These Taper Flow Sheets from Oregon Pain Guidance offer step-by-step recommendations for opioid or benzodiazepine tapering. A morphine-equivalent dosing (MED) calculator and benzodiazepine equivalency chart are included.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Pocket Guide: Tapering Opioids for Chronic Pain

This CDC pocket guide describes when opioid tapering may be indicated, how to taper and special considerations to adjust, monitor and reduce opioid use.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Opioid Taper Decision Tool

This Opioid Taper Decision Tool from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs helps determine if an opioid taper is necessary for your patient, offers guidelines for performing the taper and presents key elements for follow-up and support during an opioid taper.

The Opioid Epidemic and Health Information Technology

Find actionable steps, case studies and resources that demonstrate how health information technology can help combat the opioid epidemic in the Health IT Playbook offered by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. Highlights: Case studies on prescription drug monitoring programs and Health IT integration Finding IT support for the Merit-Based Incentive …

Strategic Prevention Framework for Prescription Drugs (SPF Rx)

The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Division of Behavioral Health, Bureau of Substance Abuse, is funding the three highest need counties in Iowa to address substance abuse prevention priority of prescription drug misuse for persons aged 12 to 17 and 18 and older. The SPF Rx represents a five-step, data driven process in which …

Institute for Safe Medication Practices’ Fentanyl Consumer Safety

Between 2008 and 2012, the Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) was awarded a grant from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to conduct a study in community pharmacies regarding the impact of counseling consumers who pick up prescriptions for certain high-alert medications. You can access one of the resources created during this study: …

Treatment for Opioid Disorder

Treatment options to successfully overcome opioid addiction are available here. This resource list from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services includes information on medication and treatment programs, overdose response tools, insurance coverage issues, and criminal justice drug treatment services.

National Helpline for Mental & Substance Abuse Disorders

The National Helpline for Mental & Substance Abuse Disorders helpline phone number is 1-800-662-4357. This free helpline, administered by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, is for individuals and families facing mental or substance use disorders. It is a confidential, 24/7, 365-day-a-year resource and offers treatment referral and information service in both in …

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