PATIENT & COMMUNITY EDUCATION

Stopping the opioid epidemic starts with education

Michigan OPEN’s brochures include all the legislatively mandated education required when prescribing an opioid.

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Brochures

Surgery – Learn the Facts: Opioids and Pain Management

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

Dental – Learn the Facts: Opioids and Pain Management

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 a dental procedure
  • Using opioids safely
  • Safe storage & disposal of opioids

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

Managing Pain After Dental Care

  • Discussing pain management with your dentist
  • Understanding acute dental pain
  • Instructions for use of over-the-counter-pain medications
  • Non-drug options for pain management

Managing Pain After Surgery

  • Discussing pain management with your surgeon
  • Understanding acute surgical pain
  • Instructions for use of over-the-counter pain medications
  • Non-drug options for pain management

Pediatrics: Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Learn how to manage or reduce your child’s pain and anxiety without using medication.

  • Distraction techniques
  • Mindful breathing
  • Memory bank exercise

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Stock Cards

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

Non-Pharmacological Pain Management

Learn two non-medication strategies for managing pain and anxiety:

  • Mindful breathing
  • Positive daily reflection

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Posters

Michigan Opioid Laws

This poster, placed in your waiting or exam rooms, helps patients understand the requirements and limitations, mandated by Michigan law, when writing for prescription opioids.

Only available for organizations in Michigan

Medication Disposal

This poster, when placed in exam rooms, will facilitate discussion on the safe disposal of unused opioids. Additionally, 2 QR codes link to OPEN’s patient education brochure and map of permanent disposal locations.

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Customization Request Form

Customization Request Form

Co-branding materials with your organization’s logo is available by request, free of charge. Materials will be sent as a PDF for you to print using your preferred method.

Please complete the request form below. Michigan OPEN will contact you to confirm your request and receive your organization’s logo.