Healthcare system and the hospital setting 

 

Optimal care for the individual suffering with opioid use disorder/ addiction

 

 

The Challenge: To provide competent care for  the individual suffering with Opioid Use Disorders 

 

 

A comprehensive, coordinated, evidence-based approach to the care of individuals with pain, opioid dependence, and addiction and associated issues in the hospital and healthcare* system (Including outpatient services).

 

Vision:


All individuals receiving medical care in the medical system are provided frictionless, evidence-based, optimal care for their condition.  


Goals and outcomes:

 

Individuals are able to achieve goals of treatment.

To get access to or participate with our evolving efforts to improve the care for individuals suffering with addiction click on the bell.

 

The approach to the individual suffering with  pain 

 

Optimal acute and chronic  pain management for individuals within the medical  system. 

The approach to the individual suffering with  substance use disorders 

Optimal care for Opioid Use Disorders  within the medical  system. 

 

 

The approach to the individual with medical condition who is also suffering with  substance use disorders 

Optimal care for Opioid Use Disorders  within the medical  system. 

 

 

Stakeholders

 

 

 

Visualizing the Pain Opioid Ecosystem to understand the stakeholders, processes, and barriers involved with the various aspects of the pain opioid epidemic. 

 

 

Learn more about the Pain Opioid Ecosystem

 

Connect to the hospital ecosystem: In development 

 

 

The Healthcare System and the Hospital within the  Pain Opioid Ecosystem

Tracers are designed to “trace” the care experiences that a patient had while at an organization. We use tracers as a way to analyze the organization’s system of providing care for individuals suffering with pain and or substance use disorders. 

 

Learn more about using the tracer methodology (Coming Soon) 

 

Connect to the overdose tracer: In development 

 

 

Using the Tracer Methodology to Achieve Best Practice

 

Best practice and evidence-based management of the individual suffering with opioid use disorder in the primary care setting.

 

Approach to the patient 

Culture of care and impact on opioid use disorder

Screening for substance use disorder

Diagnosis of individuals with opioid use disorders 

Management of individuals suffering with opioid use disorder

 

Citizen Brief

 

 

Tools

Morphine Conversion App (Download) 

 

Guidelines

VA Opioid Therapy and Methadone Use in Primary Care for Chronic Non-cancer Pain Guide (2013)

 

Pain, The Joint Commission 

 

The Pain Medication Contract 

 

Acute Pain Assessment and Opioid Prescribing Protocol

 

Resources 

Procedures for Medication-Assisted Treatment of Alcohol or Opioid Dependence in Primary Care

This  guide  provides an  introduction   to  identifying and  treating patients  with  substance  use disorders  in primary  care  settings.

Outpatient Primary Care Practice

Approach to the Patient in the Primary Care Setting 

Best practice and evidence-based management of the individual suffering with Opioid Use Disorder in the acute medical setting.

 

Culture of care and impact on opioid use disorder

Diagnosis of individuals with opioid use disorders 

Management of individuals suffering with opioid use disorder.

 

The Opioid Prescription Epidemic and the Role of Emergency Medicine.    (Pdf)   

 

 

 PA Guidelines (Pdf) 

 

Acute Care Checklist 

 

Tools and resources

 

Corey Waller, MD describes addiction, behavioral health issues and super-utilization of hospital emergency departments as the symptoms of a single yet-to-be-recognized chronic disease.

 

Published on Dec 23, 2014

Best practice and evidence-based management of the individual suffering with Opioid Use Disorder in the acute medical setting.

 

Culture of care and impact on opioid use disorder

Diagnosis of individuals with opioid use disorders 

Management of individuals suffering with opioid use disorder

 

Resources

 

Hospital Best practice 

 

Tools 

 

Brigham Comprehensive Opioid Response and Education (B-CORE) Program Provides Institution-wide Response to Opioid Addiction Crisis

 

 

The Hospital Setting  

How Health System CEOs Perceive and Execute their Roles Regarding Addiction


A conversation among CEOs of three major, geographically and organizationally diverse health systems.

 

ECRI 2016,  Conference; Health Systems and Addiction: The Use and Misuse of Legal Substances

Hospital Services

Pain Management

Palliative Care

Behavioral Health

Dental

Special Populations

 

Maternity 

 

New Borns

 

Elderly: This guideline will highlight special problems concerning using opioids when treating older adults for chronic non-cancer pain.

 

Managing Pain in the Elderly

 

Addiction 

Checklists

Hospital System

Hospital

Pharmacy

Community Benefit

Providers

 
 

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