Leadership & Consensus resources

Six Building Blocks self-assessment: A tool that can be used to measure status in the Six Building Blocks, both as a small group activity during site visits and by the Opioid Improvement Team to track progress over time.

Building Block #1 – LeadershipGuidelines, recommended activities and example goals.

ECHO: OHSU ECHO connects primary care providers with OHSU specialists for live, weekly video teleconferences.

UW TelePain: A clinical education resource.

Policy, Patient Agreement, & Workflow resources

Model policy: An example policy your clinic can use during the policy revision process; developed using the CDC guidelines.

CDC Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain

Model patient agreement: An example patient agreement from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) your clinic can use during the patient agreement revision process.

VA Opioid Taper Decision Tool: The Opioid Taper Decision Tool is designed to assist Primary Care providers in determining if an opioid taper is necessary for a specific patient, in performing the taper, and in providing follow-up and support during the taper.

Tracking & Monitoring Patient Care resources

Oregon Morphine Equivalent Dose (MED) calculator

Recommendations for Reporting on Chronic Pain and Opioid Prescribing within Health Care OrganizationsDescribes a set of measures with recommendations on how to implement.  These measures align with the CDC Guidelines.

Planned, Patient-Centered Visits resources

Oregon Pain Module: A one hour CME course that helps providers discuss how sleep, movement, nutrition, mindfulness and education affect the experience of pain.

Difficult Conversations: Key principles, videos, scripts to help with navigate difficult conversations.

Pain Tracker: An example guide of assessments to use during pain visits.

Caring for Complex Patients resources

Buprenorphine information from SAHMSA: Buprenorphine is used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to help people reduce or quit their use of heroin or other opiates, such as pain relievers like morphine.

Naloxone information from SAHMSA: Naloxone is a medication used in medication-assisted treatment (MAT) to counter opioid overdose.

Tips for managing legacy patients: Suggestions for how to approach patients you have inherited from another clinician.

Measuring Success resources

Measuring success metrics: A list of potential aims to use to measure success