Dec 14, 2018
The Opioid Epidemic has been spreading throughout America, including rural America. There is a recognition that healthcare providers and facilities need to step up to combat this epidemic. Our rural Michigan Emergency Department recognized this problem and made up a plan to take action six years ago. We will discuss how to set up and implement a program designed to limit opioid prescribing in a rural ED, and one that offers patients different resources to help with their narcotic addiction or dependencies.