Opioid Safety – Resources

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Telligen Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Psychologically Integrated Approaches to Pain Management

While pain is often seen as a biological model – where it is viewed as a response to a specific trigger – there is a shift toward a more integrated model that includes biological, psychological and social factors. This integration should spur a movement toward team-centered pain management: an approach that includes primary-care physicians, nurses, …

Opioid Safety Project Webinar Series: Non-Pharmacologic Approaches to Pain Management

A primary patient concern is often the presence of discomfort or pain. While pain medications are warranted for some conditions, non-pharmacologic approaches to pain management can be used in conjunction or in place of medication. In this Telligen webinar recorded in October 2018, Steve DeToy of the Rhode Island Medical Society presents Rhode Island’s initiatives …

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.

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 …

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.

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, …

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.

Implementing Interventions into Workflow

You’ve done a root cause analysis, dug deep into the data and chosen an intervention. Now what? How do you incorporate the intervention into your existing workflow? Here’s what Telligen recommends. This resource requires registration