Want to share something that your Zone, PCN or clinic has done that other groups could benefit from? Send a message to Integration@albertadoctors.org. The products on this page are not developed by the AMA. This page is for sharing great working that could advance practice change or support your primary care team in providing care for patients on opioids.
The Patient-At-Risk Pathway supports North Zone primary care physicians and their teams in managing patients that may be at risk of opioid use disorder. The pathway is a resource guide and embedded hyperlinks will lead directly to PCN and local/community specific resources.Audience: PCN Physicians and thier teams.Created by: North Zone ORI Project Team (Comprised of the PCN Opioid Response Coordinators)
The Primary Care Clinic Buprenorphine/Naloxone (Suboxone®) Initiation Pathway and Toolkit provides information and tools to support the initiation of buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone®) in primary care. The pathway incorporates the PEER evidence-based induction flow within the initiation process and the toolkit includes many practical tools and links to resources. The pathway is also available as a video which can be viewed here.Audience: Physicians and clinic teams in primary care. Created by: Edmonton Zone Opioid Response Initiative team, with assistance from a clinical working group made up of physicians and health professionals.
The ODP to Primary Care Transition Pathway
provides a visual of the transition process, including roles and responsibilities, as well as links to key resources in order to support successful transition of stable patients from Opioid Dependency Program (ODP) to their family physician in primary care.Audience: Physicians and clinic teams in primary care and the Opioid Dependency Program.Created by: Edmonton Zone Opioid Response Initiative team, with assistance from a clinical working group made up of physicians and health professionals.
The Methamphetamine Client Transitions to Primary Care Pathways support the transition of care for methamphetamine clients following discharge from a hospital or a detoxification/recovery centre. The Hospital to Primary Care Pathway, and Detoxification/Recovery Centre to Primary Care Pathway are designed to support clients who are already connected to a family physician, nurse practitioner or physician assistant in the community. The Attachment Protocol supports clients with methamphetamine concerns who do not yet have a primary care provider and are interested in finding one. All three pathways include tools, resources, and links to help with the transition.
These pathways are hosted on the Connect MD website and were developed by multidisciplinary teams with representatives from primary care, hospitals, and detoxification/recovery centres.
The Methamphetamine Clients Transitions to Primary Care project has developed a 45-minute eLearning course; Caring for Clients with Methamphetamine Concerns. It provides a foundational education on methamphetamine use and treatment for primary care and hospital-based providers. The course is designed to help providers feel more comfortable talking about methamphetamine use with clients and providing them with the care and treatment they need. The course aims to help participants: