Opioid Safety

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Hospitals are on the front lines of the nation’s opioid crisis. It is vital for hospitals and providers to be knowledgeable of current quality improvement and patient safety initiatives supporting safe pain management for patients.

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In this health advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) alerts public health professionals about the country's substantial increase in fatal drug overdoses driven by synthetic opioids before and during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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Date Added: 01/07/2021
Date Last Modified: Jan 7 2021 12:07PM

This toolkit developed by the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), Office of Women's Health provides resources and information to bolster care coordination services for women with opioid use disorder.


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Date Added: 12/22/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 22 2020 11:54AM

This research study suggest that outpatient medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) may be less likely than inpatient care to be associated with later overdose or hospitalization


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Date Added: 12/31/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 31 2020 11:24AM

This toolkit by the American Hospital Association provides guidance, specific resources and successful case studies to hospitals and health care systems on working with patients, clinicians and communities to address the nation’s opioid epidemic.


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Date Added: 12/11/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 11 2020 4:28PM

The American Hospital Association presents several best practices, guidelines and literature related to opioid stewardship, including a menu of 30 ranked quality improvement measures.


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Date Added: 12/11/2020
Date Last Modified: Dec 11 2020 4:28PM