K-TRACS offers free, online, self-paced education to help Kansas healthcare providers improve clinical decision-making using K-TRACS and implement clinical tools that can help prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion.
Educational opportunities align with K-TRACS program goals to assist healthcare providers with improving patient safety, promoting community health, preventing prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion, and preserving legitimate access to controlled substances.
Continuing education credit is available for many professions.
Kansas statutes (K.S.A. 65-1681 to K.S.A. 65-1694) and regulations (K.A.R. 68-21-1 to K.A.R. 68-21-7) provide guidance for how prescription information is reported to K-TRACS and how qualified individuals may use the information.
K-TRACS is one of more than 40 prescription drug monitoring programs that participate in PMP Interconnect to securely exchange prescription drug information. States opt-in to exchanging data, and some states may limit the types of users from each state who have access to view prescription information.
Users can search participating states on a per-patient-search basis.
Delegates can help you search patient prescription drug histories to improve efficiencies and workflows.
Each prescriber and pharmacist is allowed up to 10 delegates, but you should limit the number of delegates to ensure effective supervision. You should select staff such as licensed nurses or registered pharmacy technicians to act on your behalf in the K-TRACS system.
Delegates cannot use K-TRACS through an integrated system — only prescribers and pharmacists can — so it's important to encourage them to register and help them complete the registration process by adding them to your account.
K-TRACS has developed a provider toolkit to assist prescribers and pharmacists with educating patients about the use of K-TRACS to promote patient safety and prevent prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The toolkit can be customized to work for you — you choose the materials that work best for you, your practice and your patients.