The opioid epidemic represents one the biggest public health crises ever to strike our country. Local emergency departments are beginning to use standardized protocols for Buprenorphine induction. Communities that leverage a strong primary care infrastructure with warm hand-offs will help patients achieve success in their treatment and recovery efforts.
We recommend building strong resources in your community to address the opioid crisis
- Review the current regulatory and legal principles that support of ED-based Buprenorphine induction for patients with low-risk opioid withdrawal
- Discuss the core principles of team-based care that lay the foundation for coordinating medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in the primary care office setting
- Learn how to identify and connect with local stakeholders to build a strong multidisciplinary approach to treatment and recovery for opioid use disorder.