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Academic Detailing Services - Educational Materials

What is Academic Detailing?  |  VA Academic Detailing Implementation Guide

Educational materials developed by the ADS undergo extensive review by subject matter experts, 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 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. 

Glossary of Campaigns:

Alocohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Benzodiazepines
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Depression
Diabetes
Emergency Department Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)
Heart Failure
Insomnia Disorder
Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND)
Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)
Pain/Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)
Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Suicide Prevention
Weight Management



Alocohol Use Disorder (AUD)      Return to Glossary

Provider
Quick Reference Guide Leading the Charge in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)
Leading the Charge in the Treatment of Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD)


Patient
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



Benzodiazepines      Return to Glossary

Patient
Slowly Stopping Benzodiazepines



Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)      Return to Glossary

Provider


Patient

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



Depression      Return to Glossary

Provider
Quick Reference Guide: Clinical Pearls for Depression Management
A VA Clinician's Guide to Optimizing the Treatment of Depression Utilizing Evidence-Based Psychotherapy for Depression
Treatment Resistant Depression Combating Treatment Resistant Depression (TRD) in Veterans with Major Depressive Disorder
Managing Depression in Primary Care


Patient

Exercise for Depression: Learn About the Benefits



Diabetes      Return to Glossary

Provider
Cost Effective Therapies for Type 2 Diabetes

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


Emergency Department Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)      Return to Glossary

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



Heart Failure      Return to Glossary

Provider
Quick Reference Guide: Improving Veteran Outcomes Through the Use of Evidence-based Medicine
Managing Heart Failure in Primary Care


Patient
Living with Heart Failure



Insomnia Disorder      Return to Glossary

Provider
A VA Clinician’s Guide to Optimizing the Treatment of Insomnia



Overdose Education & Naloxone Distribution (OEND)      Return to Glossary

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


Patient


Please check out our OEND Page with videos



Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)      Return to Glossary

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

Patient
Medications for Opioid Use Disorder



Pain/Opioid Safety Initative (OSI)      Return to Glossary

Provider
Quick Reference Guide: Transforming the Treatment of Pain
Opioid Medication Risks: Do You Know the Possible Risks from Taking Opioids?
Acute Pain Management: Meeting the Challenges

Patient
Opioids Are Not Always the Answer
Fentanyl & Carfentanil: One time could be the LAST time



Proton Pump Inhibitors (PPI)      Return to Glossary


Provider
Neutralizing the Myths of Long-term PPIs

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



Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)      Return to Glossary

Provider

A VA Clinician’s Guide to Optimal Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Trauma-focused Psychotherapy Primer: What You Need to Know to Connect Patients to First-line Treatment for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Patient
Benzodiazepines & PTSD: Do you know about this risky combination?
PTSD & Sex Understanding the Efect of Trauma on Your Sex Life
Patient Poster: Safer PTSD Treatments are Available
Patient Poster: Things Change…Including your PTSD Medication
Patient Poster: PTSD Treatment Works. What are my Treatment Options?


Suicide Prevention    Return to Glossary

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



Weight Management      Return to Glossary

Provider
Weight Management: A Quick Reference Guide for VA Clinicians (2019)


Patient

Weight Management Medicine Options



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.
The educational tools developed by the Academic Detailing Services are in the public domain. Therefore, outside entities can freely use, print, and/or link the materials to their 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, then they should indicate what the changes are and avoid using the VA logo.

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.