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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Naloxone kit contents

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Learn the Facts: Naloxone

Learn about what naloxone is and how to safely administer it. This brochure also includes resources that can be utilized as well as harm reduction methods. Download the brochure here.

*Also available in Spanish and Arabic.

Summit Series

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.

From left to right: Gina Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C; Keith Kocher, MD, MPH; Lisa McCann-Spry, MSN, RN; Stephanie Mullennix, MSN, RN; Joneigh Khaldun, MD, MPH; Patrick Carter, MD; Chad Brummett, MD; Eve Losman, MD

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.

From left to right: Cindy Ketcham, EdD, BSN; Warren Lanphear, MD; Eric Ketcham, MD; Eve Losman, MD, MHSA; Lauren Whiteside, MD, MS; Keith Kocher, MD, MPH; Gina Dahlem, PhD, FNP-C