ICYMI: Recap Our #P2SaferOpioidUse Twitter Interview with APHA!


Every March we celebrate Patient Safety Awareness Week, a time to raise awareness about the importance of patient safety — and a great opportunity to share strategies that health professionals can use to protect their patients.

Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an interactive training that ODPHP developed for health care professionals, public health professionals, and students. It includes guidance and strategies for protecting patients managing chronic pain from opioid-related adverse drug events. The strategies outlined in the training are based on recommendations from the National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).

Since 2015, ODPHP has partnered with the American Public Health Association (APHA) to promote Pathways and offer continuing education credit to users. Additionally, APHA is currently leading an evaluation of the training. ODPHP plans to use the evaluation results to understand what’s working about Pathways — and to identify ways to improve it.

In honor of Patient Safety Awareness Week, ODPHP and APHA hosted a Twitter interview about the training and evaluation efforts. The interview covered topics like Pathway’s development, the evaluation process, and why the strategies in the training are so important for health professionals today.

Missed the chat? No problem! Check out a recap of the conversation below. And if you’ve taken the Pathways training and are interested in sharing your feedback, please register for the evaluation.

Understanding Pathways

Developing Pathways 

Key Learning Objectives

Evaluating Pathways

The Importance of Pathways and Other Opioid-Related Trainings