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WSHA and WA State HCA Opioid Stewardship Collaborative: Take Action-Hospital-Centric Starts with One Opioid Campaign Materials
July 13, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
Wednesday, July 13th | Virtual
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time
Intended audience: WA State chief medical officers, chief nursing officers, quality leaders, providers, mid-level physician assistants, ARNPs and pharmacists, emergency leadership, critical care and medical/surgical unit clinical leadership, and hospital marketing/communications teams
WSHA is a committed partner in the Washington State Opioid Response Plan and is collaborating with the Washington State Health Care Authority (HCA) to reconvene and share updated opioid stewardship campaign materials to support your hospital and community. Join us on July 13, 2022, 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. for a short webinar to learn more about the tools available from the Starts with One campaign that will help you talk with patients about responsible opioid use.
Opioid misuse continues to be a serious national public health issue with nearly 71,000 drug overdose deaths in 2019 involving an opioid. Most people who misuse prescription drugs get them from family, friends, and/or acquaintances. One key comprehensive strategy to reduce opioid misuse is to support national and state efforts in reducing opioid misuse.
Customized opioid misuse materials to support you. In April 2022, WSHA and the HCA provided information on the Starts with One campaign (HCA opioid prevention) and the MED-Project safe medication disposal kiosks. Thank you for your time, feedback, and valuable insight in refining the campaign materials that best support your hospital. In partnership with WSHA, HCA has created customized materials to support providers like you as key leaders in preventing opioid misuse.
As health care providers, you influence the choices your patients make. By encouraging them to take one simple step – like locking up medications in the home or disposing of unused pills at a secure medication disposal kiosk – you are helping them make choices that protect the health of their loved ones and prevent opioid misuse in our communities.
HCA will share materials that hospitals and health care facilities can customize and shape to promote the event in your communities, as well instructions on how to gain access to additional campaign messaging and materials in the future.
- How to use Starts with One materials to have conversations with patients about pain management and responsible opioid use
- Training tools (in development) for difficult conversations with patients about opioid use
- Opportunities to participate in the development of additional tools
- How to request a MED-Project safe medication disposal kiosk for your hospital pharmacy
- How to find linkage to these resources on WSHA’s Opioid Stewardship website