June 3rd, 2022
CREATING A BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS – ACCESSING OPIOID USE DISORDER TREATMENT IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS
Sara Phillips, MBA, BSN, CPHQ
This presentation will focus on the development of an evidence-based guideline, initiated in the Emergency Department, and designed to create a bridge to treatment for opioid use disorder patients and promote implementation of best practices for prevention of opioid overdose. The presenter will share the impetus for development of the Utah Guide for Management of Opioid Use Disorder, the content of the resource, the current stage of implementation and the barriers that have been identified.
The Utah Guide, modeled after the Levels of Care for Rhode Island Emergency Departments and Hospitals for Treating Overdose and Opioid Use Disorder, provides for three levels of standardized care. We will share the evidence-based elements in Level 3, Level 2, and Level 1. A link in the Guide itself and the self-assessment tool will be provided to conference attendees.
After attending this presentation, you will be able to:
(1) Present the roll-out of Comagine’s state partnerships and the expected outcomes in levels of care and hospital engagement; and,
(2) Discuss the levels of care for overdose and opioid use disorder in hospital emergency department visits and how community resources can be accessed and utilized in both urban and rural areas.