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Medication Safety

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.



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.


Helpful Hints for Remembering to Take Your Medications

This tip sheet will help patients integrate taking their medications into their daily routine resulting in better medication adherence.



Helpful Hints for Using Insulin Vials

If your diabetic patients have vision problems, this tip sheet provides supplement options to help see the insulin vials and draw up insulin more accurately.



Preventing Low Blood Sugar One-Pager

If your patients are taking chlorpropamide, glyburide, or glyburide/metformin, this tip sheet will help them know the signs and symptoms of low blood sugar and better manage their medications.



Using Medications Safely with Diabetes Flyer

For your diabetic patients who have multiple chronic conditions, this tip sheet will help them to manage multiple medications being prescribed by multiple providers.





For more information contact:

Michael Crooks, PharmD.

Pharmacy Interventions, Technical Lead



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