Tools For Medical Personnel
At the Sacramento Opioid Coalition, we know that engaging our medical community is one of the best ways to increase opioid prevention and increase use of early intervention. Here, we have compiled a list of tools and information that will best help medical personnel prepare and reduce Opioid Overdoses. Below is our new poster for our pain management campaign.
Califronia Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System
CURES 2.0 (Controlled Substance Utilization Review and Evaluation System) is a database of Schedule II, III and IV controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California . Its use is mandatory.
Link to CURES 2.0 Fact Sheet
Licensed prescribers and pharmacists can have access to patients records under their care. Additionally prescribers can get information on how to report prescriptions, obtain security prescription forms, and report stolen prescriptions.
Register for CURES here
CDC Prevention Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
“CDC developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids forChronic Pain to provide recommendations for the prescribing of opioid pain medication for patients 18 and older in primary care settings. Recommendations focus on the use of opioids in treating chronic pain (pain lasting longer than 3 months or past the time of normal tissue healing) outside of active cancer treatment, palliative care, and end-of-life care.”
SSVMS Guidelines for Treatment of Chronic Non-Cancer Pain and PSA poster
Sierra Sacramento Medical Valley Society created a Primary Care Guidelines Flowchart to aid providers in treating chronic non-cancer pain.
Prescribers can help avoid Opioid Use Disorder before it starts by informing patients of their full range of options when it comes to pain management. This PSA flyer can aid in starting that discussion.
Search and Rescue Prescriber Toolkit
“Brought to you by the Partnership to End Addiction, Search and Rescue is a prescriber education campaign operating on a grant from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)* with the sole purpose of providing healthcare professionals with the tools and resources they need to help patients with prescription drug misuse, abuse and addiction.”
Get Certified to Offer Medication Assisted Treatment
Only Physicians with X-waivered Certification can prescribe Buprenorphine, a common drug that helps taper people off of Opioids.
Go to SAMHSA’s Become a Buprenorphine Waivered Practitioner to learn more today.
Links to More Tools for Prescribers
The ASAM National Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: 2020 Focused Update, American Society of Addiction Medicine
MHSA Information for Prescribers, SAMHSA
Substance and Addiction Prevention Branch – Overdose Prevention Initiative, California Department of Public Health