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Academic Detailing

  1. Safer pain management prescribing practices can help prevent the development of opioid use disorder (OUD) among Kentucky patients
    1. Link to CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain- United States, 2016 https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/65/rr/rr6501e1.htm?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Fmmwr%2Fvolumes%2F65%2Frr%2Frr6501e1er.htm
    2. CDC Webinar- Treating Chronic Pain Without Opioids https://www.cdc.gov/drugoverdose/training/nonopioid/index.html
    3. Mayo Clinic article on complementary treatments for pain  https://www.mayoclinicproceedings.org/article/S0025-6196(16)30317-2/pdf
    4. U.S. Opioid Dispensing Rate Maps- U.S. Opioid Dispensing Rate Maps | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center
    5. Newsweek article, “CDC Study Finds Opioid Dependency Begins Within Days of Initial Use.”- CDC Study Finds Opioid Dependency Begins Within a Few Days of Initial Use (newsweek.com)
  2. Harm reduction practices in healthcare- both for patients in recovery and those continuing to use drugs- are an important way to prevent secondary negative outcomes.
    1. Link to article, “Do Words Matter?  Stigmatizing Language and the Transmission of Bias in the Medical Record.”  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29374357/
    2. Link to article, “Stigma as a fundamental hindrance to the United States opioid overdose crisis response.”  https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29374357/
    3. Link to article on opioid use and stigma, “Opioid use and stigma:  the role of gender, language and precipitating events.”- https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097242/
  3. Medications for OUD are evidence based and represent the most significant treatment opportunity to reduce mortality among Kentuckians with OUD.
    1. Link to The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder- https://www.asam.org/docs/default-source/quality-science/npg-jam-supplement.pdf?sfvrsn=a00a52c2_2
    2. Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) Waiver Training for MDs/DOs-https://pcssnow.org/medications-for-addiction-treatment/waiver-training-for-physicians/
    3. Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) Waiver Training for Advanced Practice Registered Nurses- https://pcssnow.org/medications-for-addiction-treatment/waiver-training-for-nurses/
    4. Provider Clinical Support System (PCSS) Waiver Training for Physician Assistants- https://pcssnow.org/medications-for-addiction-treatment/waiver-training-for-pas/
    5. Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Before, During and After Pregnancy- Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Before, During, and After Pregnancy | CDC
    6. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (CDC document providing info for employers wishing to assist/support workers with OUD)- Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder (2019-133) | NIOSH | CDC
    7. CDC Opioid Overdose Home Page- Opioid Overdose | Drug Overdose | CDC Injury Center