Addressing the Opioid Misuse Crisis is a priority of VCSQI SAN 2.0 and CMS!
“Impacting the Opioid Crisis through Improved Prescribing Practices”
In this one-hour VCSQI SAN 2.0 sponsored webinar Dr. Jared Skillings from American Psychological Association and Dr. Robert Bales, Family Medicine Cleveland Clinic and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine provide an overview of the crisis, current trends, general considerations when prescribing opioids, and non-pharmacological pain management techniques.
Check Out These Recent Opioid-related Releases from CDC
With the tagline “It only takes a little to lose a lot,” the Rx Awareness Campaign tells the real stories of people whose lives were torn apart by prescription opioids. The goal of the campaign is to increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous.
CDC Web Feature: Rx Awareness – Impact of an Epidemic
CDC released several new patient-centered materials for patient education about opioid use. These materials are free and available for download.
- What You Need to Know outlines the differences in acute and chronic pain and what you need to know when prescribed opioids for acute pain management.
- Get the Facts Infographic highlights important information about acute pain management for common conditions and injuries.
- Know the Signs. Save a Life. This is a resource that identifies factors that can increase the risk of overdose and steps to prevent overdose and death.