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Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Inpatient Opioid Misuse Prevention - A Comprehensive Guide for Patient Management with Regards to Opioid Misuse.  These guidelines were specifically developed to assist hospital-based practitioners to care for adults with OUD while they are inpatients, using compassion and evidence-based best practices.  The document was developed by the Massachusetts Hospital Association in collaboration with hospitals in their membership.

Colorado ACEP 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines cover multiple topics - including screening, suboxone for withdrawal, alternatives to opioids, harm reduction and MAT. 
Universal Screening
Clinical Opioid Withdrawal Scales 
Standardized Order Sets for Patients in Withdrawal 
  • Project SHOUT - Provides clinical leaders with the tools necessary to start and maintain patients on effective treatment for opioid use disorder
Access to Treatment
Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
Obtaining an X waiver
Harm Reduction
Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Endocarditis

Hospital Opioid Stewardship

Pain Management
Safe Prescribing of Opioid Medications
     Acute Pain
     Chronic Pain
     Patient Resources
Alternatives to Opioids (ALTOs)
Drug Diversion
      Patient Resources