Opioid and Controlled Substances Reference Information for VUMC

Vanderbilt Committee on Opioid Monitoring and Stewardship (VCOMS)

The Vanderbilt Committee on Opioid Monitoring and Stewardship (VCOMS) was established in October 2018 and reports to the Controlled Substances Quality Oversight Committee. VCOMS is chaired by Tyler Barrett, MD, MSCI, Executive Medical Director of Emergency Services. Committee members are from various areas of VUMC including Pain Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Anesthesiology, Quality, Safety and Risk Prevention, Pharmacy, Data Analytics, Pediatric Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Graduate Medical Education and Advanced Practice Nursing.

VCOMS is charged with overseeing opioid and controlled substance prescribing data at VUMC as well as monitoring prescribing practices mandated by federal and state laws. This website has been created as a resource for VUMC prescribers and employees on opioid and controlled substances prescribing.

    • Controlled Substances E-Prescribing Law (click here) (State of TN, effective 1/1/2021)
  • Chronic Pain Guidelines

    • Tennessee State Chronic Pain Guidelines (click here)
    • To access VUMC Pain Consultation information, you must log in using your VUMC VUnetID (click here to login)
  • TN Together Law Handouts

    Additional Handouts

    • How to get rid of old and unused opioid (narcotic) medications (click here)
    • Using DisposeRx to get rid of unused opioid medications (click here)
    • How to use Narcan nasal spray (click here)
    • How to inject EVIZIO (click here)
    • How to recognize Substance Use Disorder (click here)