TOPEKA, Kan. — K-TRACS has launched a revamped website aimed at providing additional training and educational opportunities for the state’s healthcare providers and pharmacists.
Found at ktracs.ks.gov, the website highlights many how-to aspects of using the state’s prescription drug monitoring program to inform clinical decisions and put patient safety first.
“We are prioritizing patient safety and making sure that pharmacists and prescribers across the state have all the tools they need to do the same,” said Jennifer Donnelly, assistant director of K-TRACS.
The site includes video tutorials to highlight K-TRACS features that increase convenience and help users assess patient risk. It also contains a number of prescribing and dispensing resources related to controlled substance prescriptions and substance use disorders.
Along with the website, K-TRACS has developed a “provider toolkit” that can be downloaded for free from the website with many print and digital materials that can be shared with patients to help reinforce in-person conversations about medication safety, opioid use and other topics.
To learn more about K-TRACS, visit ktracs.ks.gov. If you do not have a K-TRACS account, visit register for step-by-step instructions to begin incorporating patients’ prescription drug history into clinical decision-making processes.