Health Professionals

Health Professionals

Be The Solution is committed to working with the healthcare community by sharing information and creating action.  For more information, contact Northern Michigan Regional Entity by phone             (800) 834-3393.

The attached document entitled, "Michigan Regional Poison Control Center at Children’s Hospital of Michigan Health Alert: Movement 2017" highlights the drugs-of-abuse that are most likely to be expected at popular summer festivals in Michigan.

The Bureau of Health Professions Launches Pain Management Newsletter. MIpainManagement is a bi-annual newsletter for health professionals covering pain management issues.

Mobile App to Support MAT for Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder has become an increasing concern in the United States. As part of the HHS Opioid Initiative, SAMHSA developed MATx—a free mobile app that provides immediate access to information about medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder. MATx is a one-of-a-kind resource that will make it easier for practitioners to provide the effective, evidence-based care that their patients living with an opioid use disorder desperately need.  To access additional information and download the application, click here.  

 

Michigan Automated Prescription System - The Michigan Automated Prescription Drug System (MAPS) is the prescription monitoring program for the State of Michigan. Prescription monitoring programs are used to identify and prevent drug diversion at the prescriber, pharmacy and patient levels by collecting Schedule 2-5 controled substances prescriptions dispensed by pharmacies and practitioners. This data enables practitioners to determine if patients are receiving controlled substances from other providers and to assist in the prevention of prescription drug abuse. For more information and additional resources click here to access the MAPS website. 

 

Physician Clinical Support Systems-Methadone and Buprenorphine                                
The Physician Clinical Support System for Methadone (PCSS-M) is a free, nationwide program through which health care providers needing information and mentoring on methadone treatment for opioid addiction and/or pain can connect with experts in the field. (A Physician Clinical Support System for Buprenorphine [PCSS-B] is also available.) 
 

 Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings
Clinician's Screening Tool
(NIDA-Modified Alcohol, Smoking, and Substance Involvement Screening Test or NMASSIST) This Web-based interactive tool guides clinicians through a short series of screening questions and, based on the patient's responses, generates a substance involvement score that suggests the level of intervention needed. The tool also provides links to resources for conducting a brief intervention and treatment referral, if warranted.  http://www.drugabuse.gov/nidamed/screening/

Online Clinician’s Screening Tool - www.drugabuse.gov/nmassist/

Note: NIDA recommends reading the Resource Guide: Screening for Drug Use in General Medical Settings before using the screening tool with your patients.

Finding substance use disorder treatment for your patient

Northern Michigan Regional Entity can help.  They can help you identify the appropriate substance use disorder treatment for your patient and assist in making the referral to the appropriate licensed agency or provider.

For more information, contact the Access Center by phone (800) 834-3393