CIN Action Group for Primary Care Residency Programs
February 1, 2016
The overuse of prescription painkillers (opioids) is a significant public health problem. More than 15,000 Americans died from prescription opioids in 2009, and emergency department visits involving prescription pain relief misuse increased more than 150% between 2004 and 2010. In response, CHCF invited family medicine and internal medicine residency programs to participate in a peer learning and training opportunity focused on safe prescribing practices and management of complex, opioid-dependent patients.
In the summer of 2015, nine programs were selected to receive coaching and training from expert faculty and to share strategies to achieve improvement goals.
Core Components of Safe Clinic Culture and Resident Teaching
Drs. Kelly Pfeifer and Diana Coffa and Kristene Cristobal discuss core components of safe prescribing culture in a clinic and provide an example of how the UCSF Family and Community Medicine Program at San Francisco General Hospital teaches residents about this issue.
Basics of QI for Safe Prescribing Culture in Residency Programs
Dr. Diana Coffa and Kristene Cristobal discuss how quality improvement (QI) applies in a safe prescribing culture in residency programs. Speakers explain how to do rapid cycle improvement, how to create SMART goals, and how to diffuse innovation in an organization.
The Art and (very little) Science of Tapering Opioid Medications
In this presentation about tapering opioid medications, Dr. Andrea Rubinstein helps attendees identify situations that are appropriate for tapering, learn to design the most appropriate taper program for particular patients, and identify and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
The Opioid Addiction Epidemic: The Case for Treatment in Primary Care
Dr. Marwan Haddad, from the Weitzman Institute, presented the case for treating opioid addiction using buprenorphine in primary care settings. The recording from this webinar is not available but the slides can be downloaded below.