WSHA, a WA State Opioid and Overdose Program key stakeholder, has engaged clinical quality subject matter expertise to support our hospitals and provide the Opioid Stewardship Summer Learning Series. Join you colleagues in these one-hour Lunch and Learn Series on opioid stewardship addressing adult and pediatric populations, reducing stigma through multi-faceted health equity-oriented approaches and opioid alternatives for pain management therapies.
- Aug. 8 noon- 1 p.m.
- Sept. 1 11 a.m.-noon
- Sept. 6 noon-1 p.m.
Opioid stewardship is a concept rooted in fundamental principles that includes appropriateness of opioid prescribing, mitigating risks related to opioids, monitoring and evaluating use, appropriate storage and disposal of unused medications, the identification and equitable treatment with opioid use disorder, promotion of improving communication between patients and prescribers and patient-centered decision-making. (Tina Seery)