Experts discuss challenges and recent guidance provided by national agencies pertaining to the opioid crisis, in addition to providing real world examples of how to implement effective management strategies into clinical practice.
Experts discuss opioid crisis complexities, such as the able to manage pain appropriately and the impact of social and structural determinates of health.
Jeremy Adler, DMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA, leads discussion on elements that negatively impacts the quality of care for patients requiring pain management.
Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, leads discussion tackling common opioid-related misconceptions as well as unintended consequences of the opioid crisis.
Joshua Lynch, DO, EMT-P, FAAEM, FACEP, highlight risks he has seen in the community for unintended users as well as patients for accidental opioid overdose.
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC, shares her perspective on the new labeling requirements put forth by the FDA for opioids in regards to naloxone.
Experts weigh in on protocols, policies, and programs that influence patient safety and address when a conversation should ensue with patients about naloxone.
Joshua Lynch, DO, EMT-P, FAAEM, FACEP, shares ways to improve naloxone accessibility, and Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC, discusses stigmatization.
Multidisciplinary expert panel share perspectives on stigmatization and normalization of the conversation about naloxone between clinicians and patients.
Experts address barriers to overcome regarding naloxone prescribing, dispensing, and utilization that they have seen in the community.
Jeffrey Bratberg, PharmD, FAPhA, and Joshua Lynch, DO, EMT-P, FAAEM, FACEP, discuss highlights from the December 2020 CDC Health Alert and application.
Multidisciplinary panel of clinicians discuss whether recommendations made by national, state, and local agencies infringes upon clinical practice autonomy.
Experts share approaches to normalize conversations about naloxone with patients, as well as share important considerations for maximizing naloxone education.
Experts share insights on how they have utilized Prescription Monitoring Programs to combat the opioid crisis and improve the safety of prescribed opioids.
Experts discuss the need for and impact of peer-to-peer discussion initiatives, as well as the impact telemedicine utilization has had on the opioid crisis.
Charles Argoff, MD, leads a discussion on the use of pain contracts versus pain agreements between clinicians and patients to bring about desired outcomes.
The multidisciplinary panel of experts share final thoughts on strategies to normalize naloxone and decrease barriers to its obtainment and utilization.