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Category Archives: Opioid Resource

TED Talk Worth Watching: The Agony of Opioid Withdrawal and What Doctors Should Tell Patients About It

Here is a link to a TED Talk “The Agony of Opioid Withdrawal and What Doctors Should Tell Patients About It” shared in a recent CMS  Patient & Family Engagement webinar. It’s 13 minutes long and emphasizes how easily patients can overuse prescribed opioids and how difficult it can be to stop taking this medication. […]

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Opioid Workgroup June 28, 2018 – New Laws & Regulations, Prescribing Practices Reports by Participants

OMW- 06-27-2018-Minutes Florida Opioid Prescribing Info CMS Opioid Epidemic Roadmap Infographic    

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VCSQI SAN 2.0 Opioid Management Workgroup – April 26, 2018

Discussion of Use of Patient & Provider Opioid Agreements/Contracts TPP_Sample_Patient_Contract SamplePatientAgreementForms SamplePrescriberPatientAgreementOpioidTreatmentForNonCancerPain Sample Patient Agreement

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Opioid Pain Management: Expert Presentations March 15, 2018

View 3 presentations from VCSQI Meeting in Richmond, Va. Opioid Pain Management: From Practice to Regulation & Back Again, Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD, Va. Dept. of Health Professions    There and Back Again: An Opioid Tale, Marc Huntoon, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University, Director of Pain Management, Orthopaedic and Wellness Center   Patient Safety Initiatives & Next […]

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April 28 — DEA’s Take Back Day, Opportunity for Americans to Prevent Drug Misuse & Deaths

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day addresses a crucial public safety and public health issue. According to the 2015 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.4 million Americans abused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet. […]

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Join the Effort to Reduce the Opioid Misuse Epidemic!

Our President has declared the opioid crisis in the United States a “national public health emergency” and announced initiatives to address the epidemic. Here are resources for your reference in reassessing your prescribing practices “to do no harm.”  Have conversations to alert patients to safely dispose of unused pain medication. It’s been reported that 55 […]

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Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain From CDC Guidelines

When Your Prescribe: Start Low and Go Slow Opioids can provide short-term benefits for moderate to severe pain. Scientific evidence is lacking for the benefits to treat chronic pain (for adults 18+ with chronic pain > 3 months excluding active cancer, palliative, or end-of-life care).· Before Prescribing, Assess Pain & Function Use a validated pain […]

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