To measure opioid safety across all California hospitals, in a standardized way, CHC collaboratively developed the Opioid Safe Hospital Self-Assessment. This self- assessment measures opioid safety across 4 domains: 1) preventing new opioid starts, 2) identifying and managing patients with Opioid Use Disorder, 3) preventing harm in high-risk patients, and 4) applying cross-cutting organizational strategies. CHC designed this tool as both a measurement and quality improvement tool. All California, adult, acute care hospitals are eligible to participate in this program.
To further accelerate hospital progress, CHC is hosting a no cost, CME accredited 5-part webinar series, with peer-to-peer support. The webinar series is designed for Chief Medical Officers, Chief Nursing Officers, Chief Quality Officers, Quality and Emergency Department leadership, and other individuals involved in improving opioid safety. CHC will actively work with Opioid Safe Hospital Program participants to select relevant topics for the webinar series. Please note all webinars are scheduled for 11am PST. Registration links below:
Webinar #4 (Aug 27): The nuts and bolts of dispensing Naloxone to high-risk patients and their support systems
Webinar #5 (Sept 12): Emerging measures in the hospital setting for safe opioid management in the hospital
Questions? Contact Tracy Fisk at firstname.lastname@example.org
To learn more go to About > Opioid Safe Hospital Designation pages on the Cal Hospital Compare website.