Opioid Prescribing and Prescription Monitoring Program Education for Graduate Medical Education
PI: Audrey Tanksley, Department of Medicine (Hospital Medicine)
Dates: 05/01/2017 – 06/31/2017
Grant #: 73000001E
Funder: Illinois Department of Public Health/Office of Health Promotion
Description: The opioid epidemic is growing in Illinois, and the state is one of 19 that had a statistically significant increase in opioid overdose deaths between 2014-2015. Approximately three of four new heroin users report use of prescription opioids prior to using heroin. Efforts to curb unsafe opioid prescribing by clinical practitioners are critical to addressing opioid misuse. IDPH intends to procure the development of an educational video regarding opioid safe prescribing and the use of the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (IPMP) designed for Illinois Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs and dental programs. The video is targeted for medicine residency trainees and dental trainees throughout the state and describes the local opioid overdose and addiction epidemic, risk factors for opioid abuse with long term opioid therapy, explains the Universal Precautions of Opioid Prescribing, and demonstrate how to access and utilize the Illinois Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The vendor will design and print 1,800 glossy pocket cards for trainees that includes concise safe prescribing guidelines and instructions on accessing the IPMP.