On Monday, the American Hospital Association released Stem the Tide: Addressing the Opioid Epidemic
, a toolkit that provides guidance, information and case examples to help hospitals and health systems tackle the problem ravaging the U.S.
The efforts of MHA’s Substance Use Disorder Prevention and Treatment Task Force (SUDPTTF) are cited throughout the AHA document. For example, AHA links to the Massachusetts Emergency Department Opioid Management Policy, Patient Information Sheet, which MHA created to assist emergency department clinicians in educating patients who come to the ED; and provides another link to MHA’s Guidelines for Prescription Opioid Management within Hospitals. Those documents and MHA’s other efforts, that the AHA cites, are here.