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Piloting a statewide emergency department take-home naloxone program: Improving the quality of care for patients at risk of opioid overdose

  • Total of 2400 naloxone kits were assembled and shipped to 9 hospitals in Michigan. By February 2021, 872 kits were distributed to ED patientsĀ 
  • Sites dispensed an average of 1.05 kits per month per 1000 ED visitsĀ 
  • 140 providers were trained in use of medications for OUD acute care settings
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Dora-Laskey A, Kellenberg J, Dahlem CH, English E, Gonzalez Walker M, Brummett CM, Kocher KE. Piloting a statewide emergency department take-home naloxone program: Improving the quality of care for patients at risk of opioid overdose. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Apr;29(4):442-455. doi: 10.1111/acem.14435. Epub 2022 Jan 28. PMID: 34962682.