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Opioid Safety- Tools and Resources

Premier opioid resources

  • Lobbying and policy initiatives
  • Care redesign with CMS
  • Pain management portfolio
  • Data analysis reports
  • Clinical surveillance solutions
  • Premier research and on-demand education

US Surgeon General

  • Public Health Advisory- April 5, 2018, Naloxone and Opioid Overdose, to expand the awareness and availability of naloxone.  The Advisory recommends that more individuals, including family, friends, and those who are personally at risk for an opioid overdose, also keep this lifesaving drug on hand.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention CDC

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality AHRQ

Alarm Safety- Patient Controlled Anesthesia (PCA)

American Hospital Association AHA

American Medical Association AMA

  • Resources to address the opioid misuse crisis includes, online CEUs, prescribing guidelines, access to naloxone, reducing stigma to substance abuse, state and medical society resources, safe opioid disposal and advocacy campaign info.

American Pharmacist Association AphA

Association for Advancement of Medical Instrumentation AAMI Foundation and Healthcare Technology Safety Institute.

Boston University School of Medicine.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid CMS.

Capnography – monitoring of patients on opioids

  • An interactive website by Bhavani-Shankar Kodali, MD, of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, on use of capnography to monitor ventilation during moderate to heavy sedation, and evaluate effectiveness of chest compressions during CPR.

Drug Enforcement Administration DEA / Department of Justice DOJ

Emergency Medicine Patient Safety Foundation EMPSF

Institute for Healthcare Improvement

Joint Commission TJC

National Quality Forum (NQF)- National Quality Partners (NQP)

  • NQP Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship provides best practices and strategies for effective pain management and opioid stewardship. As a member of the NQP opioid action team of 40 organizations assisting in its development, Premier is proud supporter of the recommendations in this guide

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Pharmacy Quality Alliance PQA

Rutgers University School of Pharmacy

Society of Hospital Medicine

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration SAMHSA-opioids.

University of Washington

(in collaboration/funded by AHRQ and CDC)