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Interprofessional Best Evidence Practices: The Opoid Crisis

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Ohio Union Grand Ballroom

1739 N. High St

Columbus, OH 43210

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The U.S. Surgeon General has recently called on health care practitioners to help to “turn the tide” in solving this crisis (http://turnthetiderx.org/). And the timing coincides with the recent release of the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health (https://addiction.surgeongeneral.gov/) and the fact that the College of Pharmacy is celebrating the 10th Anniversary of “Generation Rx” which provides educational resources to help prevent the misuse of prescription medications (http://www.generationrx.org/).

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the “United States is in the midst of an opioid overdose epidemic.” From 2000 to 2014, nearly half a million people in the country died from drug overdoses, and since 1999, the number of deaths involving opioids (including prescription pain relievers and heroin) have nearly quadrupled. Ohio continues to bear the impact of this epidemic. According to a recent report from the Ohio Department of Health, 3,050 Ohioans died in 2015 from a drug overdose – the highest ever recorded. On average, that translates to one death every 2 hours and 52 minutes or 8 deaths per day. Prescription drug misuse underlies this phenomenon, with almost 85% of overdose deaths involving opioids such as prescription pain medications and heroin. Further, the vast majority of those who turn to illicit drugs like heroin first misused a prescription opioid.

After a presentation, students will propose ways that the multiple professions can combat this crisis. You are creative and very smart people and this can be a powerful session and one that could springboard efforts.

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530 to 545 pm - ARRIVE at pre-assigned interprofessional tables and dine

545 to 605 pm - KEYNOTE Address by Mark Hurst, MD - Medical Director, Ohio Mental Health and Addiction Services

605 to 615 pm - Q&A for Mark Hurst, MD

615 to 635 pm - At individual tables, Sharing of student reactions to video (assigned as pre-work) & keynote address

635 to 645 pm - Bio break

645 to 705 pm - IGNITE sessions of Student Demonstration Projects

705 to 735 pm - IPE groups at tables develop ONE detailed action plan

735 to 755 pm - Report out

755 to 800 pm - Wrap up



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