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Category Archives: Opioids

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 […]

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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 – May 24, 2018

This workgroup discussion reviews survey results of practices which prescribe opioids and recommendations for actions to take to address the opioid misuse epidemic. Recording of Workgroup Call: Power point slides […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Opioid Workgroup Calls

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March 15 – Regulations & Guidelines; Use of Risk Tool; How to Have the Difficult Conversation with a Patient

From Practice to Regulation and Back Again Presented by Barbara Allison-Bryan, MD, Virginia Department of Health Professions, and Marc Huntoon, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University Professor of Anesthesiology and Pain Management […]

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February 22 Workgroup – CDC Prescribing Guidelines; Cardiovascular Surgery Practice Steps to Create Guidelines

The VCSQI SAN 2.0 Opioid Workgroup reviewed CDC’s Guidelines for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer pain and how these recommendations may assist you with establishing your own guidelines for other […]

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TCPI Success Story: Cardiovascular Surgeons Group Initiated Development of Opioid Step-Down Protocols with Hospital

In November 2017, VCSQI sent out an Opioid Prescribing Survey to its TCPI program participants.  In completing and reviewing the survey responses for his six surgeons at Cardiovascular Surgeons Group […]

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