Opioid Performance Improvement Project in Nursing Homes: Utilizing a Virtual Collaborative To Drive Results

Presenter: Amanda Ryan, PharmD, BCGP
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
9:45 am - 10:45 am 
Key Ballroom 4

Session Description:
Join us for a discussion on improving the safe use of opioids in nursing homes and the impact it has on quality of care. The atom Alliance QIN has utilized a virtual collaborative to engage with nursing homes across its five state region and will share the details of an opioid performance improvement project along with results, successes and lessons learned.


Learning Objectives:

  1. Explain the relationship between opioids and nursing home quality measures, including incontinence.
  2. Describe a virtual collaborative model for conducting a performance improvement project in a team with multiple nursing homes.
  3. Summarize best practices for identifying specific pain indications and tailoring pain treatment to the needs of individual patients.

Presenter Biography:

Amanda Ryan is the Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for atom Alliance, serving as the subject matter expert in medication safety and immunizations, and as a Diabetes Empowerment Education Program Lead Trainer. She is a Board Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and has additional certifications in diabetes care and immunization delivery. Her practice experiences include engaging with patients and providers to reduce adverse drug events due to high risk medications, assisting with care transitions between hospital and post-acute care, and providing clinical pharmacy services to long-term care facilities. As part of atom Alliance, her goal is to improve healthcare quality for patients by optimizing medication use, promoting diabetes education, and increasing immunization rates.

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