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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

This section will utilize recordings 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) 

 

Recordings & Slides

Opioid Safety Advisory Meeting (#1) | Opioid Safety Innovation Project Slides

 

Meeting Minutes

 Opioid Safety Advisory Meeting Minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information contact:

Michael Crooks, PharmD.

Pharmacy Interventions, Technical Lead

(678)-527-2601

Michael.crooks@alliantquality.org

 

 

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