An Opioid Safety Coalition
for Placer and Nevada Counties

Our vision - RX Drug Safety is a physician led coalition made up of community members and experts collaborating to prevent opioid misuse and abuse to help save lives and promote wellness in Placer and Nevada Counties.

Our goal - To tackle the growing problem of opioid overdoses and misuse in Placer and Nevada Counties by gathering multiple stakeholders to assess and create solutions focusing on the three federal priority areas of safe prescribing practices, medication-assisted treatments and increasing access to naloxone.

Our Steering Committee - Our committee comprised of multiple leaders from our community including: Public Health Officers for Placer and Nevada Counties, the Placer Nevada County Medical Society, the Hospital Council, Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS agency, CORR, the Placer County Office of Education, ChapaDe, Coalition for Placer Youth, Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence, Roseville PD, Auburn PD, emergency room physicians, pain management physicians, and primary care physicians.

Rx Drug Safety

An Opioid Safety Coalition for Placer and Nevada Counties

Our vision – RX Drug Safety is a physician led coalition made up of community members and experts collaborating to prevent opioid misuse and abuse to help save lives and promote wellness in Placer and Nevada Counties.

Our goal – To tackle the growing problem of opioid overdoses and misuse in Placer and Nevada Counties by gathering multiple stakeholders to assess and create solutions focusing on the three federal priority areas of safe prescribing practices, medication-assisted treatments and increasing access to naloxone.

Our Steering Committee – Our committee comprised of multiple leaders from our community including: Public Health Officers for Placer and Nevada Counties, the Placer Nevada County Medical Society, the Hospital Council, Sierra Sacramento Valley EMS agency, CORR, the Placer County Office of Education, ChapaDe, Coalition for Placer Youth, Tahoe Truckee Future Without Drug Dependence, Roseville PD, Auburn PD, emergency room physicians, pain management physicians, and primary care physicians.


Lock It Up, Clean It Out, Drop It Off

National Prescription Drug Take-Back
April 29, 2017 – 10AM to 2PM

Got Drugs?

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse and medications.

Please check back on April 1, 2017 to locate collection sites near you.

Directions for RX drop offs:
No DEA registrants, illegal or recreational drugs. Medications should be dropped off in original containers. Remove confidential info leaving only the name of the medication. Containers should not be larger than 5 inches in height and not more than 3 inches in diameter.

Placer County Safe Disposal:

Unused Epi-Pen products are not accepted at Recology; only sharps and lancets. 

Epi-pens that still have the epinephrine inside the auto-injector must be disposed of at the Western Placer Waste Management Authority’s Household Hazardous Waste facility.

  • Western Placer Waste Management Authority
    3033 Fiddyment Road, Roseville, CA
    8am-5pm Monday- Sunday (916) 543-3983
  • Placer County Sheriff’s Office (Tahoe City Station)
    2501 North Lake Blvd., Tahoe City, CA
    9am-5pm Monday-Friday (530) 581-6369
  • Truckee Police Department
    10183 Truckee Airport Rd., Truckee, CA
    8am-5pm Monday-Friday (530) 550-2323
  • Eastern Regional Landfill (ERL)
    Hwy 89 & Cabin Creek Road, Truckee, CA
    10 Saturdays a year (call for dates) (530) 583-7800

Click here to view flier

 

Nevada County Safe Disposal: 

  • Grass Valley Police Department
    129 S. Auburn Street, Grass Valley, CA
    24-hour
  • Kmart Pharmacy
    111 W. McKnight Way, Grass Valley, CA
    8am-10pm Monday-Sunday
  • Save Mart Pharmacy
    12054 Nevada City Hwy, Grass Valley, CA

Action Teams

Community Based Prevention

Team Lead: Robert Oldham, MD – Placer County Department of Health and Human Services

SMART Goals:
1. Garner 100% participation for the California Health Kids Survey from all county school districts.
2. Give medication safety support to community organizations and to the public.
3. Community wide push – “Lock it up, Clean it out, Drop it off”.

Materials for Community Based Prevention:
1. Patient Safety Brochure

Data Collection and Monitoring

Team Lead: TBD

SMART Goals:
1. Increase physician participation in CURES 2.0 by 50%.
Click here if you need assistance with CURES
2. Track data of pharmacies prescribing naloxone.

Opioid Indicators for Placer County:
1. Number of waivered buprenorphine physicians
2. Waivered buprenorphine physicians who actively prescribe
3. Buprenorphine prescriptions per 1,000 residents
4. Opioid prescriptions per 1,000 residents
5. Morphine mg equivalents per resident

Intervention Treatment and Recovery

Team Lead: Ariel Lovett- Community Recovery Resources

SMART Goals:
1. Increase number of “x” certified physicians by 20%.
2. Increase buprenorphine prescriptions by 5%.
3. Increase clinics connected with Project ECHO.

Prescribers and Pharmacists

Team Lead: Katie Bell, MSN, RN-BC, CARN, PHN- ChapaDe Indian Health Programs

SMART Goals:
1. Develop and encourage the use of Safe Prescribing Practices for various modes of practice.
2. Promote patient awareness of opioid dangers and alternative methods of pain management.
3. Work with payors to support coverage for alternative forms of pain management.

Materials for Prescribers and Pharmacists:
1. “There is No Magic Pill” Patient Campaign Poster
2. Primary Care Safe Prescribing Guidelines

First Responders

Team Lead: Troy Falck, MD- Sierra Sacramento EMS Agency

SMART Goals:
1. Launch first responder’s naloxone pilot program in remote areas of Placer and Nevada Counties.
2. Encourage safe disposal of prescription drugs by installing prescription drop off boxes at various locations.

 

Mission

The Placer Nevada County Medical Society's mission is to promote the science and art of medicine, the care and well being of patients, the protection of public health and the betterment of the medical profession.

Copyright 2015 - Placer Nevada County Medical Society

Contact Us

Placer-Nevada County Medical Society
4220 Rocklin Rd. Suite 5
Rocklin, CA 95677
916-630-7030