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Comparative Effectiveness of Analgesics To Reduce Acute Pain in the Prehospital Setting

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

A systematic review prepared for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality that evaluated the effectiveness and harms of opioids compared to nonopioid analgesics in the emergency department.

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Medications for Opioids Use Disorder Save Lives

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: National Academies of Science Engineering and Medicine

This 2 minute video accompanies the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s report Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Save Lives.

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Opioid Initiative Wave 1: Starting an ALTO Program – Presentation Slides

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Emergency Quality Network

The ALTO program, or alternatives to opioids, is a comprehensive program focused on providing non-opioid treatments for some common conditions treated in hospital emergency departments. These presentation slides provide guidance to providers or administrators who may want to start an ALTO program in their emergency department.

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Center for Opioid Research and Education

Evidence Ranking: Proven

Source: Center for Opioid Research and Education

The Center for Opioid Research and Education is a consortium of physicians, nurses, pharmacists and patients who together created procedure specific opioid prescribing guidelines. In 2017, the consortium published guidelines offering consensus recommendations for the range of appropriate opioid prescribing following 20 common surgical procedures, and in 2018 published guidelines for 14 common dental procedures.

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Monitoring and Changing Behavior: The Role of PMP Data in Kentucky Drug Courts

Evidence Ranking: Potential

Source: Prescription Monitoring Program Center of Excellence at Brandeis

A 2011 report about how Kentucky’s drug courts access and use data from the state’s prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) from the PDMP Center of Excellence at Brandeis University.

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The Arizona Rx Drug Misuse and Abuse Initiative: A Multi-Systemic, Multi-Level Approach for Addressing Arizona’s “Silent Epidemic”

Evidence Ranking: Promising

Source: Arizona Criminal Justice Commission

Arizona piloted a multi-faceted initiative intended to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse in 4 counties between July of 2012 and December 2013. This evaluation of the pilot from the Arizona Criminal Justice Commission found that the pilot delivered results including reduced

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Tips for Talking about Opioids and Pain with Patients

Health care providers often request guidance on how to have conversations with patients about opioids, pain treatment, addiction and other topics that may be challenging. In this collection, we have gathered materials that provide support to providers as they have these difficult conversations.

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Addiction’s Impact on Children and Families: Resources for Parents, Grandparents, Children and Youth

Research has shown that having a close family member with a history of addiction is a risk factor for substance use and for developing a substance use disorder. In this collection, we feature resources that provide education about addiction, support for coping when a family member has an addiction, and selected resources designed to help prevent the development of substance use disorder in children and youth.

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