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Michigan OPEN

Open for Healthcare Professionals

We offer evidence-based best practices and the latest research in an effort to support healthcare professionals and change the trajectory of the opioid epidemic. On this site, you’ll find up-to-date resources for:

Our Evidence

Our team conducts research on numerous aspects of opioid prescribing and pain management. Take a look at our published research.

Our Evidence

See the latest information for healthcare professionals:

Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

This Guide is a compilation of resources to support evidence-based acute care opioid prescribing.

Acute Care Opioid Treatment and Prescribing Recommendations: Emergency Department

Prescribing recommendations from the Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Commission (PDOAC) for the emergency department. These step-by-step recommendations will assist surgeons prepare for appointments, suggest alternative acute pain therapies for patients, and provide post-procedural guidelines to treat acute pain.

Impacting the Opioid Crisis: Prevention, Education, and Practice for Non-Prescribing Providers

This free course will empower non-prescribing providers and other learners in directly impacting the opioid epidemic through increased knowledge and tools to transform practice and policies.

Reducing Stigma Education Tools (ReSET): University of Texas – Austin

The aim of these modules is to help healthcare providers confidently identify and address stigma surrounding opioid use disorder, to ensure the delivery of equitable and compassionate health care for all patients living with opioid addiction.

Emergency Department Naloxone Implementation Guide

We developed this this step-by-step guide for EDs to navigate these barriers and to facilitate implementation of your unique ED-tailored naloxone distribution program.

Learn the Facts: Naloxone

Learn about what naloxone is and how to safely administer it.

  • What is naloxone?
  • What is it used for?
  • Instructions for administering Narcan® intranasal spray
  • Harm-reduction methods

Safe Storage & Disposal of Opioids

Learn how to safely store and dispose of your opioids, including:

  • How to use Michigan OPEN’s Take Back Map to find an authorized disposal location in your community