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February 23 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Half and Half MAT Waiver Training

February 24 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
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February 28 @ 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Emergency Dept’s Collaboration with Clinic Critical to Success OUD Outcomes

In the majority of emergency departments in the U.S., when a patient with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) comes into a facility with OUD related problems (overdose, severe withdrawal, infections, or simply seeking addiction treatment), they leave with little follow-up—and often are repeat customers.

Emergency Dept’s Collaboration with Clinic Critical to Success OUD Outcomes

Perhaps a social worker will hand a patient a pamphlet on addiction or treatment, or in some cases, the ED may even administer a dose of buprenorphine to help with withdrawal symptoms. In far too many cases, though, that is the end of treatment for most ED overdose patients. Eric Ketcham, MD, FACEP, an emergency department physician, saw this happen first hand over and over again. Even for patients who were ready to seek treatment following an overdose, the options in Farmington, NM were extremely limited—as they are throughout the country. Treatment facilities are overloaded and behavioral health clinics are booked solid, leaving motivated patients with few options and little support.

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