Open Healthcare Professionals
Stay up to date with OPEN’s summary of best practices document for prescribing, including non-opioids, during the perioperative period.
Ask questions and know the facts before using opioids for your pain.
- What is an opioid?
- Understanding the risks of using opioids
- Understanding pain after surgery
- Using opioids safely
- Safe storage & disposal of opioids
Learn how to manage or reduce your child’s pain and anxiety without using medication.
- Distraction techniques
- Mindful breathing
- Memory bank exercise
Scientific evidence is collected in many ways. This resource demonstrates the five Levels of Evidence to use while making educated determinations about prescribing and care.
This evidence-based educational opportunity will empower surgeons to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning and implementing best-practice care management during the perioperative period.
This evidence-based educational opportunity will empower clinicians to directly impact the opioid epidemic by learning and implementing best-practice care management during the perioperative period.
OPEN is excited to offer free online training for dental pain management and opioid prescribing. Three one-hour training modules are being offered that meet Michigan’s licensure requirement of board approved continuing education for pain and symptom management.
This toolkit focuses on prevention of opioid-related complications in children and adolescents by intervening at the point many are first introduced to them: when acute pain is treated after surgery. Providers and parents can find best practices, free educational materials, and sharable resources in this toolkit.
Permanent medication disposal boxes provide a safe and effective method for disposing of opioids and other medications to prevent misuse or diversion. This guide provides instructions on how to implement a disposal box, including financing, governance, education, and evaluation.
Changing our language improves outcomes for those struggling with addiction. Watch this brief video to learn more.
Comprehensive addiction language guide to reduce use of stigmatizing language.