CDC Guideline: Implementing Clinical and Practice-Level Strategies
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
Sarah J. Shoemaker, PhD, PharmD, Health Services Researcher, Abt Associates
Jan Losby, PhD, MSW, Team Lead, Prescription Drug Overdose Health Systems Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Wesley M. Sargent, Jr., EdD, EdS, MA, Health Scientist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Douglas McDonald, PhD, Principal Associate, Abt Associates
Moderator: Jan Losby, PhD, MSW, Team Lead, Prescription Drug Overdose Health Systems Team, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ACPE,ADA,ANCC,APA,NASW
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) developed and published the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain (March 2016). To encourage careful and selective use of long-term opioid therapy, a coordinated care plan was created for practices to implement systems-level clinical strategies. The presenters will share results of a mixed-methods evaluation of the implementation of the recommended strategies in primary care clinics, which measured the effects on opioid prescribing and other outcomes (e.g., reducing opioid use, high-dose opioids, co-prescribing of benzodiazepines and opioids, provider behavior, clinic policies). Their findings will include the use of the recommended strategies, effectiveness of the strategies on outcomes, and the implementation experiences of clinicians. They will highlight real-world implementation experiences from primary care clinics and provide insight into the potential effectiveness of the recommended strategies to inform future health system’s efforts to implement CDC’s guideline.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the experiences of clinics with implementation of the CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
- Analyze the outcomes of implementing the strategies compared to comparison clinics.
- Identify how to effectively implement recommended strategies in clinical settings.