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:
- 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.