Best Practice F) Prescription Monitoring

Goal: Ensure coordination of prescription drug prescribing practices

To fulfill this goal, emergency department providers need to enroll in Washington State's in Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). The program is electronic online database with data on patients prescribed controlled substances. The target for this goal is to enroll 75% of ED providers by June 15, 2012 and 90% by December 31, 2012.

How to Accomplish

The Washington State Medical Association and the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians will encourage their members to sign-up. Hospitals should provide education about the program to their medical staff and encourage them to enroll. Hospitals need to track enrollment of ED prescribers and report this information to the Health Care Authority by June 15 and again December 31, 2012.


ER is for Emergencies Web Series: Best Practice F, Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)

Slides for Precription Monitoring Webcast (May 2012)