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Resources for the treatment of substance use disorders from the acute care setting
Resources developed and shared by the Bridge program were developed by an interdisciplinary team based on published evidence and expert opinion. As the literature develops best practices may change. They should never be used as a substitute for clinical judgement. Individual providers are responsible for assessing the unique circumstances and needs of each case. Adherence to these guidelines will not ensure successful treatment in every situation.
This toolkit is regularly updated to address best practices.
A clinical guide for the treatment of opioid use disorder using buprenorphine in any setting
A clinical guide for pregnant patients with opioid use disorder in need of treatment from any setting: community health center, primary care physician, inpatient, emergency department
ACUTE PAIN AND BUPRENORPHINE
Clinical guides for both Emergency Departments as well as Medical-Surgical Units to address acute pain management in patients undergoing buprenorphine treatment for opioid use disorder
Posters for hospital waiting rooms and triage can provide awareness that treatment for acute withdrawal is available which can invite patients to be honest about their illness within the acute care setting
A patient-facing guide to highlight the benefits and cautions associated with the use of medications for treating opioid use
A patient facing document that addresses questions that may arise before starting medication for opioid use disorder
A helpful set of tips to guide hospitals toward the use of evidence-based practices within site-specific order sets that address the logistics of the treatment of substance use disorders
Under the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000), physicians are required to complete an eight-hour training to qualify for a waiver to prescribe and dispense buprenorphine. Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS) offers DEA X-Waiver training for MAT for physicians, nurse practitioners, and physicians assistants