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Academic Detailing Services - Educational Materials

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Introduction
Background
Types of Educational Materials
Guidance for Use of Materials

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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Benzodiazepines
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Diabetes
Dyslipidemia
Emergency Department Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)
Heart Failure (HF)
Hypertension (HTN)
Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND)
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Pain/Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)
Pharmacogenomics (PGx)
Stimulant Use Disorder (StimUD)
SUD Harm Reduction
Suicide Prevention
Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD)
Weight Management



Background

What is Academic Detailing? | VA Academic Detailing Implementation Guide

Educational materials developed by the PBM Academic Detailing Services (ADS) undergo extensive review by subject matter experts (SMEs), identified topic aligned committees, and PBM Clinical Pharmacy Program Managers. All subject matter experts are required to complete conflict of interest forms.

Disclaimer: These resources are designed for use by an Academic Detailing Program. These are not instructions for the patient. Please ensure the patient speaks with their provider to determine what is in the best interest of the patient.


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Types of Educational Materials
  • Clinician or Provider Guide: Document utilized to guide discussion between the Academic Detailer and the clinician. This document provides visually pleasing summaries on updates of the literature and guidelines for the topic being addressed. It typically includes a combination of text, tables and graphics to illustrate information and provide support for key messages.
  • Quick Reference Guide (also known as "pocket cards"): Document containing key drug (e.g. drug dosing, monitoring) and non-drug detailed information needed to carry out key messages identified in the provider guide, such as information on side effects, dosing, lab monitoring, and interpretation of results.
  • Fact Sheet: Two page quick reference document utilized to provide additional information to support specific key messages.
  • Patient Education: Documents used to facilitate shared decision making, to engage a patient in a particular topic and encourage them to talk to their provider, or to advertise a particular treatment option or assessment tool.

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Guidance for External Organizations

The ADS does not provide printed materials for organizations outside of the VA. However, external organizations are welcome to print these materials themselves if they wish. Since the educational tools developed by the PBM Academic Detailing Services are in the public domain, outside entities can freely use, print, and/or link the materials on their own website. However, we request that proper credit be given to the appropriate creators.

Example of citation:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Pharmacy Benefits Management, National Academic Detailing Services. (2018). Effective Treatments for PTSD: Helping Patients Taper from Benzodiazepines (IB&P Number: IB10-910; P96798).
Retrieved from: https://www.pbm.va.gov/PBM/AcademicDetailingService/Documents/Academic_Detailing_Educational_Material_Catalog/59_PTSD_NCPTSD_Provider_Helping_Patients_Taper_BZD.pdf

If an outside entity modifies or changes the content of the VA Academic Detailing Services' educational tools, they should also indicate what the changes are and avoid using the VA logo.


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Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Provider
Identification and Management of Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder in Adults
ADHD Quick Reference Guide

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Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)

Provider
Quick Reference Guide: Leading the Charge in the Treatment of AUD
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) Leading the Charge in the Treatment of AUD
Is Alcohol Putting Your Health at Risk?


Patient
Alcohol: How much is too much? This guide can help you make informed decisions around alcohol and your health (AUD)
Acamprosate: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Acamprosate: Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Acamprosate Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C

Baclofen: Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Baclofen Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C

Disulfiram Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Disulfiram Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Disulfiram Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C
Disulfiram: Tratamiento Enfocado en Recuperación para el Trastorno por Uso de Alcohol

Gabapentin: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Gabapentin Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Gabapentin Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C

Naltrexone: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Naltrexone Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Naltrexone Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C

Topiramate: Recovery-Focused Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder
Topiramate Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with HIV
Topiramate Using Medications to Help Manage Alcohol Use Disorder with Hepatitis C


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Benzodiazepines

Provider
Re-evaluating the Use of Benzodiazepines - A VA Clinician's Guide

Quick Reference Guide: Re-evaluating the Use of Benzodiazepines

The Possible Risks of Benzodiazepines

Patient
Slowly Stopping Benzodiazepines


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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Provider
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) A VA Clinician's Guide

Patient
Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD): What Should I Know About COPD?


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Diabetes

Provider
A VA Clinician's Guide to Diabetes Management in Primary Care
Cost Effective Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

Patient
Type 2 Diabetes and Your Kidneys
Important Information for Staying Healthy


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Dyslipidemia

Provider

Management of Statin Intolerance


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Emergency Department Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)

Provider
Emergency Department (ED): A Unique Opportunity to Save Lives Using Buprenorphine/Naloxone
Emergency Department (ED) and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Treatment


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Heart Failure (HF)

Provider
Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care
Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care - Quick Reference Guide

Patient
Living with Heart Failure


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Hypertension (HTN)

Provider 
Hypertension Measurment and Documentation Fact Sheet
Hypertension Management Quick Reference Guide (QRG)
Taking the Pressure Off Hypertension Management

Patient
High Blood Pressure and Your Health: Managing the Silent Killer


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Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND)

Implementation

Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Cabinet Naloxone Program: Implementation Toolkit
Equipping VA Police Services with Intranasal (IN) Naloxone: Implementation Toolkit

Provider
Prescribe Naloxone and Save a Life!  
Naloxone Formulation 2022  

Patient
Opioid Overdose Rescue With Naloxone Intramuscular Injection
Opioid Overdose Prevention and Reversing an Overdose with Naloxone
My pain medicine: Am I at risk for an accidental overdose?
Opioid Overdose Rescue with Naloxone Prefilled Syringe for Injection
Opioid Overdose Rescue with Naloxone Nasal Spray

Please check out our OEND Page with videos.


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Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)*

Provider
Buprenprphine for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Quick Reference Guide: Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Identifying and Managing Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Patient
Buprenorphine Extended-Release Injection (Sublocade)
Naltrexone Extended-Release Injection (Vivitrol)
Do you Know the Truth About Opioid Use Disorder?
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder

*Documents are being updated for X-Waiver changes


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Pain/Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI)

Provider
Opioid Deprescribing Discussion Tool
Opioid Medication Risks: Do You Know the Possible Risks from Taking Opioids?

Patient
Slowly Stopping Opioid Medications
Opioids Are Not Always the Answer
Fentanyl & Carfentanil: One time could be the LAST time
Safe and Responsible Use of Opioids for Chronic Pain
Do you take both Opioids and Benzodiazepines?


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Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)

Provider

Neutralizing the Myths of Long-term PPIs

Patient
Potential Risks of Proton Pump Inhibitors
Do You Take Medicine For Stomach Acid? Should You Stop Taking Your Proton Pump Inhibitor (PPI)?


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Pharmacogenomics (PGx)

Provider
Applying PGx to Manage Statin-Associated Musculoskeletal Symptoms


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Stimulant Use Disorder (StimUD)

Provider

Stimulant Use Disorder – A VA Clinician’s Guide


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SUD Harm Reduction

Provider

Harm Reduction & Syringe Services Programs for Safer Drug Use & Infection Prevention
Xylazine: What Clinicians Need to Know

Patient
Fentanyl & Carfentanil: One Time could be the LAST Time
Safer Injection Practices for People who Inject Drugs
Xylazine: What you need to know

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Suicide Prevention

Provider

Suicide Prevention Clinician's Guide Continuing our Mission to Prevent Suicide


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Tobacco Use Disorder (TUD)

Provider
A Provider's Guide to Counseling and Medication Treatment to Help Veterans with Tobacco Cessation
TUD Quick Reference Guide

Patient



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Weight Management

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