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Opioid Stewardship

In 2019, the Ohio Hospital Association, in support of our Board-approved strategy to address the opioid crisis, was awarded a grant from the Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation. The purpose of the Educating Ohio's Prescribers grant is to provide education around three focus areas: guidelines and regulations, proven best practices and peer-based feedback on opioid prescribing patterns. Elements of these have been shared across all Ohio hospitals and offered to all affiliated physicians and advanced practice providers in the state. 

Webcast Series

2021 Opioid Stewardship Webcast Series

Opioid Stewardship: Collaboration to Achieve Opioid Stewardship - July 15, 2021 (Slides) *Recording unavailable. 
Opioid Stewardship: Leadership Commitment and Accountability - Aug. 19, 2021 (Slides | Recording)    
Opioid Stewardship: Expertise - Sept. 16, 2021 (Slides | Recording
Opioid Stewardship: Action - Oct. 21, 2021  (Slides | Recording)   
Opioid Stewardship: Tracking and Reporting - Nov. 18, 2021 (Slides | Recording)
Opioid Stewardship: Education - Dec. 16, 2021 (Slides | Recording)
A Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Stewardship - Jan. 20, 2022 (Slides) *Recording unavailable

Opioid Stewardship Resources

AHRQ's Six Building Blocks Toolkit Helps Clinics Improve Opioid Prescribing

AHA Opioid Toolkit: Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

National Quality Partners Playbook™: Opioid Stewardship – NQF Store (qualityforum.org) *Book to Purchase

CDC guideline for opioid prescribing associated with reduced dispensing to certain patients with chronic pain

Townsend T, Cerdá M, Bohnert A, et al. Health Aff(Millwood). 2021

Misuse of prescription opioids represents a serious patient safety issue. Using commercial claims from 2014 - 2018, researchers examined the association between the 2016 CDC guidelines to reduce unsafe opioid prescribing and opioid dispensing for patients with four common chronic pain diagnoses. Findings indicate that the release of the 2016 guidelines was associated with reductions in the percentage of patients receiving opioids, average dose prescribed, percentage receiving high-dose prescriptions, number of days supplied, and the percentage of patients receiving concurrent opioid/benzodiazepine prescriptions. The authors observe that questions remain about how clinicians are tailoring opioid reductions using a patient-centered approach.

Medication Safety Self Assessment® for High-Alert Medications | Institute For Safe Medication Practices (ismp.org)

Implementation of an Opioid Stewardship Program at an Academic Medical Center - ASHP

Microsoft PowerPoint - (505-L04 A) Pain Management Stewardship_BT Edits_10Sep18.pptx (ashp.org)