New Toolkit Supports Providers with Prescribing Guidelines

By: Mitch Evans

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The Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Healthcare, Inc. (AAAHC) has released a new toolkit to combat opioid overdose through improved stewardship programs. The resource is designed to help providers review and assess the volume and length of opioid prescriptions and dosages to mitigate risk of patient overdose and death.

“To address the opioid epidemic, we must go to one of the sources of the problem—provider prescribing,” according to Naomi Kuznets, PhD, vice president and senior director of the AAAHC Institute for Quality Improvement. “Providers should assess both pharmacological resources as well as patient education when developing a perioperative pain management plan.”

The Opioid Stewardship Toolkit comes in the form of an 11" x 17" placecard, and provides information on:

  • Prescriber tools to calculate safe dosage and assess pain and fuction in alignment with CDC provider guidelines
  • Primary care and surgical care checklists when considering opioid prescribing
  • Alternatives to opioids

The Opioid Stewardship Toolkit is available for purchase at the AAHC website for $10. To learn more about using clinical tools to support smarter pain management, subscribe to our blog or download our latest free eBook:

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