Washington is truly on the cutting edge in terms of addressing the opioid epidemic. In recognition of today’s Executive Order address from Gov. Inslee attended by state agencies, local public health organizations, law enforcement, tribal governments, and other partners, we're highlighting some resources on how Washington is taking action on this important issue. 

This Week's "Friday 5":
WA Takes Action on the Opioid Crisis

1) Governor's Office | Inslee and 45 Other Governors Sign Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction:
Read Announcement

2) Seattle PI | Gov. Inslee acts to fight abuse of heroin, painkillers: 
Read Article

3) PR News Wire | Washington State Medical and Hospital Associations Applaud Gov. Inslee's Leadership in Addressing the Opioid Crisis:
Read Article

4) 2016 Washington State Interagency Opioid Working Plan: 
Read Plan

5) Agency Medical Directors Group | Interagency Guidelines:  
Read Guidelines


Taking Action with CANDOR

Join our Communication Resolution Program partners at the Collaborative for Improvement and Accountability on October 20-21, for an interactive training on CRPs and the CANDOR toolkit. This event is designed to maximize small group learning with hands on coaching from several leading CRP implementation experts.

The event is designed for leaders engaged in ensuring accountability for patient safety including CEOs, CMOs, CNOs, patient safety officers, quality improvement leads, medical staff, risk managers, patient and family engagement advocates, internal and external communication leads, and board of directors members. Space is limited to 120 participants. Register here.


Joint Accreditation Statement:

In support of improving patient care, Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Designation Statements:

This program is designated for 13.75 hours.

Vizient, Inc. designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Vizient, Inc. is authorized to award 13.75 hours of pre-approved ACHE Qualified Education credit (non-ACHE) for this program toward the advancement, or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.  Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward ACHE Qualified Education credit should indicate their attendance when submitting application to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.

Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Kelly Veit, MHA

Program Director. Washington Patient Safety Coalition
Foundation for Healthcare Quality
705 Second Ave. Ste. 410
Seattle, WA 98104 | 206.204.7383


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