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Pathways to Safer Opioid Use

Adverse drug events (ADEs) are the largest contributor to hospital-related complications and account for more than 3.5 million physician office visits each year. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently released the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan), which targets opioids as a significant contributor to ADEs.

The new, interactive training, “Pathways to Safer Opioid Use,” teaches health care providers how to implement opioid-related recommendations from the ADE Action Plan, and patient-centered strategies to communicate the safe use of opioids in managing chronic pain.

Continuing medical education (CME) is available to participants who complete the course.

Follow this link to launch the course.

Hand Hygiene

Health-care associated infections are a threat to patient safety and the most common adverse events resulting from a stay in the hospital. Approximately 5 to 10 percent of hospitalized patients in the developed world acquire such infections, and the burden of disease is even higher in developing countries. Proper use of hand hygiene is a critical to the prevention of these infections, but compliance among health care workers is most often below 40 percent.

Follow this link to be directed to the Hand Hygiene procedure video.

ACCME CME Finder

Follow this link to search for accredited CME activities with Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points/credits.