Academic Detailing Program Implementation

Developing and implementing an academic detailing program in your health system can be broken into two parts: 1.) Creating the AD program and 2.) Training the detailers.

Creating an AD program involves generating awareness about AD to decision makers, gaining leadership support, building a program framework, implementation, and evaluation. AD is all about one-on-one interaction; in today’s world, that can mean a web-based or in-person visit. The Program Implementation Guide can help with the basics of either type of program structure, or a hybrid of both.

As you’re building your program, training detailers will be part of the foundation. Although AD is a seemingly simple concept, detailer training is part of having a successful program. We will soon offer training videos through this website based on a local AD implementation at MetroHealth Medical Center. Until that time, there are fee-based training options listed below from NaRCAD and others.

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Program Implementation Guide

Based on the Veteran's Administration National Academic Detailing Program Guide, this comprehensive guide will help program managers navigate the complexity of creating an academic detailing program of their own. This downloadable guide includes information about multiple required resources, including staffing, gaining leadership cooperation, and visit scheduling.

Below in Implementation Resources, you'll find more information about every step of building a program from the leading experts in the field: the National Resource Center for Academic Detailing (NaRCAD), the VA's National Academic Detailing Program and the Center for Innovation in Academic Detailing on Opioids (CIAO).

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IMPLEMENTATION RESOURCES

Helpful guide specific to opioid academic detailing program development based on CDC guidelines.

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adImplementationGuide

This toolkit includes various AD materials, including examples of informational leave-behind cards, calling scripts, posters, and other academic detailing aids.

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Curated tools to facilitate effective virtual visits including e-Detailing webinars and Community of Practice roundtables.

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A collection of brochures, videos, and informational materials on a wide variety of conditions amenable to AD interventions.

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Brochures, pdfs, and posters from the Center for Innovation on Academic Detailing for Opioids for use in program development.

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Training Academic Detailers

The majority of providers welcome the opportunity to improve their clinical practice, others can be resistant. Making sure your Detailers are trained before interacting with providers about opioids is a critical step in building a successful program.

We will soon offer a free basic academic detailing curriculum available through this website. Until then, more formal training and continuing education can be obtained at a cost from the National Resource Center for Academic Training (NaRCAD), the Center for Innovation on Academic Detailing for Opioids (CIAO) and Alosa Health.

Training Academic Detailers

OTHER TRAINING VIDEOS

Opioid Training Courses

Detailing Visit Scenario: Opioids

VA National Academic Detailing Office

Opioid Training Courses

Detailing Visit Scenario: Chronic Pain

VA National Academic Detailing Office

Opioid Training Courses

Detailing Visit Scenario: Cold Calling

VA National Academic Detailing Office

TRAINING RESOURCES

Opioid-focused webinar offerings to support AD program development and growth.

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Multi-day paid training opportunities using a systematic approach through didactic learning, group exercises, case studies, and practice interviews.

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Training specific to academic detailing on opioid use, misuse, and stewardship available for a fee.

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Web-based training best practices for the development of trusted relationships with providers to clinical decision-making.
*Note: The Veteran’s Administration’s TRAIN platform is a training venue for non-VA personnel. TRAIN is a free public-facing resource platform for providers who treat Veterans in a community setting. If you require assistance, please contact the VHA TRAIN Help Desk by email at vhatrain@va.gov

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