Medication Disposal Infographic Tool
Created in partnership between the Michigan Pharmacists Association, the MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, this printable tool can be used by organizations looking to make a community level impact with regard to safe storage and disposal of medication.
Medication Safety and Adverse Drug Event Prevention Toolkit
Developed by the Atlantic QIN, this toolkit contains key documents, resources, and tools regarding adverse drug events and high risk medications. Content includes proven medication safety strategies. There are brief descriptions with example tools that have demonstrated success when implemented as intended across care settings and for coordination of care.
MN Medication Therapy Management Referral Contact List
This MTM resource includes contact information for the clinician or patient to use to set up an appointment with Minnesota MTM pharmacists.
Zone Tools Med Safety Resources for Patients
These easy-to-use “stoplight” style guides help patients determine when to call a doctor or go to the emergency room.
Zone Tool – Blood Thinner
Zone Tool – Diabetes
Zone Tool – Heart Failure
Zone Tool – Pain (Opioids)
The Anticoagulation Forum is the largest peer organization of anticoagulant service providers in North America. Membership includes more than 6,000 physicians, nurses, and pharmacists representing over 2,000 anticoagulation services (clinics). The AC Forum offers education and professional resources to anticoagulation professionals.
Anticoagulation Resources for Patients
Produced by the University of Michigan Hospital and the Michigan Anticoagulation Quality Improvement Initiative (MAQI2), a consortium of anticoagulation clinics and experts from across the state of Michigan, these materials educate patients taking anticoagulants on how to handle minor bleeds.
Taking Care of Bruises: For People Taking Blood Thinners
Taking Care of Nosebleeds: For People Taking Blood Thinners
What to Do: Blood in Your Stool, Urine, or Vagina While on Blood Thinners
This MAQI2 toolkit provides practitioners with an up-to-date, reliable, and easy to use source of information for anticoagulation.
CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain was published in March 2016. It provides recommendations about the appropriate prescribing of opioid pain relievers and other treatment options to improve pain management and patient safety.
Opioid Guideline Resources
Additional CDC resources that will help improve communication between providers and patients about the risks and benefits of opioid therapy for chronic pain, improve the safety and effectiveness of pain treatment, and reduce the risks associated with long-term opioid therapy, including opioid use disorder, overdose, and death.
Be part of a community collaboration in your state designed to reduce and prevent ADEs and improve the coordination of care for Medicare consumers. More.
This is the first webinar in a four part series that will provide evidence-based structure and interventions to improve medication safety.
Other recorded webinars in this series:
Kathie Nichols, on behalf of Lake Superior QIN, walks home health agencies through the reports for Adverse Drug Events (ADEs) and Potential Adverse Drug Events (pADEs).
This webinar covers opioid types, physiology and neurobiology and opioid effects. It also describes abuse and dependence to opioids, current treatment modalities, including Medication Assisted Treatment, as well strategies to combat opioid overdose and misuse.