October 8, 2020 – The MEDIC team hosted a virtual PCSS buprenorphine waiver training on October 8, 2020 for 86 ED providers from across Michigan. Drs. Brad Riley, Nick Rademacher, Andy King and Aaron Dora-Laskey served as trainers. BCBSM provided attendance incentives. The next training is scheduled for March 4, 2021.

March 11, 2020 – First naloxone kit despensed at Sparrow Hospital in Lansing.

Laura Curtis, RN and Aaron Dora-Laskey, MD, MS (MEDIC project Co-Investigator)

Feb. 26, 2020 – In East Lansing, 62 Michigan emergency department physicians and nurse practitioners attended a medication-assisted treatment (MAT) training coordinated by the Michigan OPEN-MEDIC project team. Dr. Eric Ketcham, an ED physician, addiction specialist and MAT expert from New Mexico, conducted the 8-hour waiver training. Drs. Brad Riley (Spectrum Health), Andy King (Detroit Medical Center) and Nick Rademacher (Hurley Medical Center) served as co-trainers and are MEDIC project physician champions. Nine MEDIC project participating EDs were represented plus five other Michigan hospitals. BCBSM provided financial incentives to physicians to attend the training. Attendees are required to apply for SAMHSA buprenorphine waiver certification.

Dr. Eric Ketcham

Jan. 22, 2020 – Initial 600 naloxone kits sent to participating emergency departments in Michigan.

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