Prescribing Practices Program Overview

For several years CPSM has been working on a number of quality improvement initiatives related to the prescribing of drugs with potential for abuse. Some of the most notable outcomes of this program are listed below.

The CPSM Prescribing Practices Program includes the following components:

·         Chief Medical Examiners` Death Review

·         High Dose Opioid Prescribing Review

·         CPSM Opioid Prescriber Profile

·         Fentanyl Prescribing Review

·         Generic Oxycontin Prescriber Education

·         Opioid Agonist Treatment (methadone and buprenorphine/naloxone) Prescriber Training, Mentoring and Auditing

·         Support around the implementation of the Opioid Prescribing Standard through online resources and individual case support/mentoring