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Guides

Community involvement is critical in the fight against opioid dependency. Our guides assist localities, highlighting key issues for hosting take-back events, permanent medication disposal boxes, and more to help reduce the risk of unused prescriptions.

Pediatric Surgical Pain Management Toolkit

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.

Planning For Surgery and Pain Management Worksheet

This worksheet will guide you through preparing to manage pain after surgery. Download to complete and share with surgical care team members.

Permanent Disposal Guide

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.

Acute Care Opioid Prescribing Guide

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

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.

Medication Take Back Event Guide

Our free, downloadable guide outline each step of the Medication Take Back Event planning process from start to finish, along with a timeline and sample budget