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Opioid Safety

States have responded to opioid crisis by empowering pharmacists to dispense naloxone following assessment criteria defined by a standing order issued by a State health director. Naloxone is a prescription medicine that reverses the effects of opioids. Naloxone saves lives by acting quickly to stop the potentially deadly effect of opioid overexposure on breathing rate.  Naloxone saves lives by acting quickly to stop the potentially deadly effect of opioid overexposure on breathing rate.

Project Overview:

The project will engage a small group of pharmacy champions for opioid safety to support each other in implementing an efficient process to increase communication with patients on opioid risk, identify potentially risky opioid use patterns and provide naloxone when appropriate.  Interested pharmacies can participate for free and benefit from 4 hours of opioid safety continuing education, printed naloxone dispensing resources kit and monthly coaching support.

Particpation Agreement - Georgia Pharmacists

Participation Agreement - North Carolina Pharmacists

 

Opioid Safety at the Pharmacy Learning Modules

Module 1: Your Quality Improvement Team

Learning Session 1 Slides   |   Learning Session 1 Recording

Team Assignment 1 | Team Assignment 2 | Monthly Call Slides

 

Module 2: Opioid Risks and the Population of Focus

Learning Session 2 Slides   |   Learning Session 2 Recording

Team Assignment 3 | Team Assignment 4 | Monthly Call Slides

 

Module 3: SMART Goals and Measuring Performance

Learning Session 3 Slides   |   Learning Session 3 Recording

Team Assignment 5 | Team Assignment 6 | Monthly Call Slides

 

Opioid Special Innovations Project Advisory Board

 

This section will utilize recordings, slides, meeting minutes and additional materials and resources to promote the appropriate use of Opioid Safety. You may click to access the recordings by scrolling down and clicking on the various links for each individual title. Please review the instructions listed below prior to beginning the recordings

 

  1. Listen to the recording in full by clicking on the links listed below (Recording Section) 

     

November 29, 2017

Opioid Safety Advisory Meeting  | Opioid Safety Innovation Project Slides | Opioid Safety Advisory Meeting Minutes

January 24, 2018

Opioid Safety Innovation Project Slides | Opioid Safety Advisory Meeting Minutes | Opioid Safety Survey

 April 24, 2018

 Opioid Safety Innovation Project Slides| Opioid Safety Survey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

 

For more information contact:

Michael Crooks, PharmD.

Pharmacy Interventions, Technical Lead

(678)-527-2601

Michael.crooks@alliantquality.org

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