Confronting the Opioid Crisis

Confronting the Opioid Crisis

Tina Tarter-Hamlet, MSN, RN
Patient Education Coordinator

Susie Sonnier, MS, RN
Clinical Outcomes Manager
TeleHealth Services

PAST WEBINAR: Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 2:00pm EST

Opioid Education Resources and ToolsOpioid abuse and deaths related to opioid overdose have reached epidemic proportions in the U.S. According to the CDC, more than 42,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2016—that’s 116 people each day. Addiction isn’t limited to the people using just the illegal opioids, such as heroin. Misuse of prescription opioids is a significant contributing factor to this epidemic. Misuse includes people with a prescription not taking it as prescribed, i.e., taking too many pills at once.

Find out how a southwest Missouri health system confronted the opioid crisis in their community using a team-based approach across the care continuum. During this webinar representatives from CoxHealth, a six-hospital system, shared some of the processes developed by a multi-disciplinary taskforce that focuses on educating patients about pain management during pre-admit, in-patient, and post-discharge.

During the webinar, a new Opioid Education Resources and Tools guide was made available to health systms and hospitals interested in implementing their own Opioid Abuse and Misuse Prevention program. This guide is accessible from the link below.

Opioid Education Resources

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