E-Cigarette Webinar & Warning in 9 Label Challenge
Round 1 Warning in 9 Label Winners!
Melissa Hansford, MD, FAAP
Lauren Blackwell, DO, FAAP
Patricia Purcell, MD, FAAP
David Katz, MD, FAAP
Heather Felton, MD, FAAP
Stephanie Lynch, MD, FAAP
Jeffrey Grill, MD, FAAP
THE KY AAP OPIOID PREVENTION PROJECT
The KY AAP in partnership with the Department for Public Health is piloting a new educational and awareness program focusing on prevention activities for pediatricians.
This Educational Program is Funded by the Kentucky Opioid Response Effort – a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) grant awarded to the Department for Behavioral Health, Developmental and Intellectual Disabilities with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services. A Special Thank You to Our CME Partnering Organization, Norton Healthcare.
The Mighty 3M’s: Message, Manage and Minimize!
Preventing Opioid Abuse in the Primary Care Setting
To access the live webinar at Noon on May 22nd, please use this link. (Note: If you are not pre-registered, you will be given instructions on how to register at the end of the webinar.)
Presenter: Pat Purcell, MD, FAAP, KY AAP Chapter President
Resources: Participants will receive several fliers for their office and FREE disposal kits to distribute to families who want to safely dispose of medications.
– Search for a drug disposal location near you
– Find an authorized local collector. Contact the DEA Office of Diversion Control’s Registration Call Center at (800) 882-9539
– View the FDA guide “How to Dispose of Unused Medicines”
– View the FDA “Disposal of Unused Medicines: What You Should Know”
2017 AAP HP2020 Grant Awarded to the Kentucky Chapter
In an effort to address the rising e-cigarette use (among both youth and young adults) the Chapter has been awarded a grant to address e-cigarette prevention through pediatrician education, including a FDA WARNING in 9 Label Challenge, integrated into the education curriculum and resulting in an Instagram ad/office poster campaign.
The program will consist of two components. Part 1 educating pediatricians, using resources from the AAP Julius Richmond Tobacco Center, about the composition, marketing, regulation and health effects relative to e-cigarettes and, to understand the preventative strategies and techniques to use with patients and families within the office setting. Part 2 applying that knowledge toward a fun Warning Label Challenge. Using the 9-word format of the current generic FDA mandated label (This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical), and creatively modifying the warning language to reflect the real dangers of e-cigarette use (i.e.WARNING: Fun Flavors Help Capture Youth As Lifelong Tobacco Users). The top 10 Warning Challenge Label entries will be featured in future marketing campaigns targeted toward youth in the Commonwealth.
Through a new partnership between the Kentucky Chapter of the AAP, the Kosair Children’s Hospital Child Abuse Task Force and the UofL Department of Pediatrics, the KY AAP and its child abuse and neglect leaders are now offering access to materials, training and support to any physician office, clinic or hospital interested in becoming a No Hit Zone.
We invite you to learn more about what it means to be a No Hit Zone, a program originally created by Lolita McDavid, M.D., professor of pediatrics at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital, in 2005 and implemented at Kosair Children’s Hospital in October 2012. Put simply, a No Hit Zone is an environment in which “no adult shall hit another adult, no adult shall hit a child, no child shall hit an adult and no child shall hit another child.”
Our greatest national resource is the minds of our children.Walt Disney
The KY AAP recently participated in an AAP grant funded project seeking to increase the reliable implementation of the NHLBI EPR-3 Asthma Guidelines in pediatric practices by providing access to Quality Improvement expertise and access to on demand data reporting using a population management based registry. Cross learning activities included face to face learning sessions; webinars and collaborative conference calls provide support and reinforcement of the project goals and activities. In addition, participating chapters nationally and practices receive quality improvement coaching from experienced QI professionals throughout all phases of the project. The Ohio, Alabama, Arizona and Arkansas and chapters most recently participated in this year-long learning collaborative and collected data from nearly 9000 patient encounters and 18,796 patient records. The Kentucky Chapter will participate in phase four of this project beginning November of 2014.
During the fourth phase of the collaborative, patient visits with “optimal asthma care” (a bundled measure that includes use of a standardized method to measure asthma control, a stepwise approach to treatment, provision of an asthma action plan, and provision or recommendation of a flu shot) increased from 44% to 82% during the project. All participating practices successfully uploaded their asthma populations to a registry to facilitate planning and analysis for key improvement activities such as the administration of flu shots. Participating physicians were also eligible to receive ABP Part 4 Maintenance of Certification.
HPV vaccination coverage in the US has stagnated, well below other adolescent vaccines. The AAP and CDC have partnered to offer AAP chapters the ability to promote the importance of HPV vaccination with members. Funding for the recent activities was provided by the AAP, through a cooperative agreement with the CDC. Through the partnership, the Kentucky has worked to promote vaccine education as well as quality improvement practice projects.