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Medication Safety

Important News Alert:

Final CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Read the full text: CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain - United States, 2016, or view the Core Requirements or Checklist

 

HHS announces new actions to combat opioid epidemic - Learn more about HHS plans to expand access to buprenorphine Medication Assisted Treatment, requirement for federal agency health providers to check PDMP, and an inventory of HHS research projects and opportunities.”

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Alliant Quality is helping Care Coordination Communities in Georgia and North Carolina to improve medication safety and prevent adverse drug (ADEs). 

Medication therapy is central to preventing and managing many health conditions but barriers and problems in medication use frequently result in ineffective or unsafe outcomes.  In addition to general recommendations and resources for safe medication use we will focus on the three medication classes identified by the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention as priority targets: Anticoagulants, Diabetes Agents and Opioids.

 

Summary of the  Medication Safety and ADE Prevention Project

Sign-up to participate and receive ADE screening information for the Medicare beneficiaries you serve.

 

Resources

Applying the new CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines to Practice

July 13 Flyer      |       Presentation Slides

1.      CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline for Chronic Pain - Resources page

2.      Opioid Morphine Milligram Equivalent Conversion Chart

3.      Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs

·         Georgia PMP AWARE

·         North Carolina Controlled Substance Reporting System

4.      Naloxone Opioid Overdose Reversal Agent

·         Prescribe to Prevent

·         North Carolina Naloxone Standing Order for Pharmacists

 

Georgia Clinical Transformation Team (GCT2)

View free webinars and archived recordings from Georgia Department of Public Health’s GC including Medication Reconciliation and Medication Adherence.

 

Texas Medical Institute of Technology

View FREE and very well produced webinars and recordings from TMIT including the ‘Big 3’ ADE drug classes identified by the National Action Plan: Anticoagulants, Diabetes Agents and Opioids.

 

For more information contact:

Michael Crooks, PharmD.

Pharmacy Interventions, Technical Lead

(678)-527-2601

Michael.crooks@alliantquality.org 

 

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