Opioid Focus

The CDC found a a dispensing rate of 81.3 opioid prescriptions per 100 persons in the year 2012, with the total number of opioid prescriptions dispensed over 255 million that year. Pharmacists play a key role on the front lines of dispensing opioid medications and can be utilized to better defend against opioid use disorder and overdose.

 

The Opioid Progression focuses on legal, financial, and professional obligations that pharmacists face during the opioid epidemic and why opioid stewardship should be a critical component of your pharmacy workflow. The progression aims to provide resources and inform pharmacy staff members of Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME) calculations, naloxone dispensing information, and safe practices for opioid use and disposal. One example of additional resources provided is the Opioid Pledge to share with patients in order to create dialogue and set expectations around filling opioid prescriptions. With pain management, it is important to share your opioid efforts with prescribers and other healthcare team members, and the progression provides information on how to innovate your pharmacy workflow to support that care coordination.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

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Opioid Focus

Naloxone Guidance
Opioid Disposal & Deactivation
Pharmacists' Role in Opioid Stewardship
Guidelines
Patient Communication & Education
Opioid Tapering
Workflow Tools
eCare Plan Documentation

Immunizations

Workflow Tools
Vaccine Clinic Information
Immunization Schedules
eCare Plan Documentation
Records, Registries, and Reporting
Billing

Hypertension

Care Team Coordination
Guidelines
eCare Plan Documentation
Workflow Tools
Additional Information & Resources

Diabetes & Social Determinants of Health

Patient Communication & Education
Care Team Coordination
eCare Plan Documentation
Workflow Tools
Assessing Social Determinants of Health
Community Data & Local Services

Domains


Domain 1 : Leveraging the Appointment-Based Model


Domain 2 : Improving Patient Follow Up and Monitoring


Domain 3 : Developing New Roles for Non-Pharmacist Support Staff


Domain 4 : Optimizing the Utilization of Technology and electronic Care Plans 


Domain 5 : Establishing Working Relationships with other Care Team Members


Domain 6 : Developing the Business Model and Expressing Value

Naloxone Guidance

 

APhA Conversation Starters About Naloxone

 

FtP Audio Recording: Discussing Naloxone with Patients

 

Naloxone Patient Education Resources

 

Community Pharmacy Naoxone Program Implementation

 

Guide for Pharmacists Dispensing Naloxone to Patients

 

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy: Naloxone Training Video_Injectable Naloxone

 

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy: Naloxone Training Video_Injectable Naloxone

 

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy: Naloxone Training Video_Intranasal Naloxone

 

Kelley-Ross Pharmacy: Naloxone Training Video_Narcan® Nasal Spray

 

Naloxone Prescriber Communication Template

 

Naloxone Product Comparison

 

Narcan Dispensing Communication

 

Narcan Eligibility Assessment

Opioid Disposal & Deactivation

 

DEA Drug Take Back Day

Deterra Drug Deactivation System

 

DisposeRx

 

FDA Drug Disposal Resources

 

How to Properly Dispose of Your Unused Medicines

 

Montross Pharmacy MedDropRx Prescription Disposal Program

Pharmacists' Role in Opioid Stewardship

CE: The Community Pharmacist’s Role in Drug Abuse Prevention

 

Opioid Safety Service Set Standard

 

Podcast: Opioid Stewardship: A 3 tiered approach to safety (Vol 2-28)

 

CDC Brochure: Pharmacists on the Frontlines

 

Example Opioid Pledge

 

Pharmacy Times: Pain Awareness Month: Pharmacist Assessment of Opioid Overdose Risk

 

Opioid Pledge Template

 

Workflow Process for the Opioid Pledge Template

Guidelines

 

CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

 

CDC Opioids for Acute Pain

 

Opioids for Acute Pain: Get the Facts

Patient Communication & Education

 

ThriveSubscribe podcast: The Key to Meaningful Conversations

 

Opioid Pledge Talking Points

 

CDC Conversation Starters

Naloxone Patient Education Resources

 

APhA Conversation Starters About Naloxone

 

FtP Audio Recording: Discussing Naloxone with Patients

Opioid Tapering

 

COVID -19 Billing Guide

COVID-19 Billing Webinar - EBS

COVID-19 Billing Webinar - FDS

 

COVID-19 Billing Handout - FDS

 

COVID-19 Billing Webinar - OmniSYS

 

CPESN Live Survey for Medical Billing Platform

 

CAQH Proview Account Guide for Community Pharmacists

 

NPPES Type 1 NPI Application

Workflow Tools

 

AAOA Pharmacy Toolkit

 

CDC Opioid Prescribing Guideline Mobile App

 

Commonly Prescribed Opioids and Morphine Milligram Equivalents (MME)

 

Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) Guidance

 

Risk Index for Overdose or Serious Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression (RIOSORD) Tool

 

Example 1: Opioid Dispensing Policy Workflow Video

 

Example 2: Opioid Dispensing Policy Workflow Video

 

CE: Monitoring Opioid Usage

 

PQA Opioid Measure Set

 

SAMHSA Opioid Treatment Program Directory

eCare Plan Documentation

 

Opioid Persona + Patient Case 2.1

Opioid Persona + Patient Case 2.2

 

Opioid Persona + Patient Case 2.3

 

Opioid Persona + Patient Case 2.6

 

Opioid Persona + Patient Case 2.4 & 2.5

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OPIOID FOCUS

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IMMUNIZATIONS

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HYPERTENSION

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DIABETES & SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH

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