Academic Detailing

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Through a grant from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Foundation and partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, MAHEC is able to provide academic detailing sessions to clinicians in North Carolina who would benefit from (or who request) updated evidence-based information on the management of patients with acute and chronic pain.

According to the CDC, Academic Detailing is one of ten evidence-based strategies to help prevent opioid overdose deaths in the United States. Academic Detailing is a strategy where trained health professionals, known as detailers, provide 1:1 supportive and educational sessions with clinicians. The detailer shares evidence-based clinical information and tools while building a peer-to-peer relationship that encourages buy-in for sustainable practice change and improved prescribing practices. This, in turn, improves patient outcomes in the short and long terms.

MAHEC’s academic detailers are faculty physicians and nurse practitioners trained by the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing [NaRCAD]. They are experts in the evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder, substance use disorders, perinatal substance use disorders, and stimulant use disorder.

MAHEC’s detailers provide supportive 1:1 sessions on the following topics, which can also be used for continuing medical education (CME) credits:

  1. Safe opioid prescribing for acute and chronic pain;
  2. Non-pharmacologic and non-opioid treatment of pain;
  3. Guidelines for prescribing opioids and benzodiazepines;
  4. Harm reduction strategies (including co-prescribing naloxone);
  5. Treatment of opioid use disorder;
  6. PDMP (prescription drug monitoring program) utilization.

Complete the pre-session survey request form to schedule an academic detailing session. We look forward to connecting with you!

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