The goal of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN) and the Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC) project is to reduce opioid related morbidity and mortality by:
Increasing Emergency Department naloxone distribution to patients treated for opioid overdose and those at high risk of future overdose
Facilitating hospital and community inter-professional provider networks to develop best practices for Emergency Department-based opioid use disorder screening, naloxone distribution, and initiation of medication-assisted treatment
All sites on the map below are participating in this effort. Click the image to view an enlarged map.
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The first summit of the “Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” series was held on Nov. 20, 2019 and was co-hosted by Michigan OPEN, MEDIC and the Injury Prevention Center. Discussion was facilitated among stakeholders on best practices and protocol development of post-opioid overdose care in the ED, with a specific focus on naloxone distribution. Participants gained an understanding of the current landscape of post-overdose care protocols around the state, specifically naloxone protocols.
There were over 100 attendees from across Michigan, including physician and nurse champions from the Michigan OPEN/MEDIC project’s 11 committed sites.
On Feb. 27, 2020, more than 70 Michigan ED providers and other stakeholders attended the “Opioid Overdose Prevention: Emergency Care of the Post-Overdose Patient” winter summit. The summit focused on ED best practices and protocol development of post-opioid overdose care, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT). The summit was hosted by Michigan OPEN, MEDIC and the U-M Injury Prevention Center.