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SHM Commits to Help Hospitals with Judicious Opioid Prescribing


 

SHM recently enrolled 10 hospitals in the United States in a one-year mentored implementation program to reduce adverse events associated with opioid prescribing. Each hospital will have an assigned physician mentor to guide them through:

 

 

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  • A needs assessment.
  • Formal selection of data collection measures.
  • Outcome and process data collection on intervention units.
  • Design and implementation of key interventions to enhance safety for patients in the hospital who are prescribed opioid medications.

The one-year program includes monthly calls, a site visit with the SHM physician mentor, and a formal assessment of the program’s implementation.

 

Visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/RADEO to view the online toolkit or download the Reducing Adverse Drug Events Related to Opioids (RADEO) Implementation Guide.

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