Though COVID-19 has been front and center, work has continued on ACEP’s other important public health initiatives, including opioids. Here are some of the latest developments:
Explore This IssueACEP Now: Vol 39 – No 06 – June 2020
- ACEP newest accreditation program, Pain and Addiction Care in the ED (PACED), launched this spring. It’s the nation’s only specialty-specific program that allows emergency departments to improve pain and addiction care. Learn more.
- In May, more than 750 people participated in a Zoom version of waiver training hosted by Get Waivered, ACEP, and ED Bridge. On June 17, ACEP is hosting an EM-specific online X-waiver training. Due to the popularity of these initial offerings, we plan to offer more online waiver trainings in the near future.
- In January, ACEP convened the Addressing the Opioid Stigma in the Emergency Department summit, and a powerful 11-minute video from that event can be viewed at Here. Emergency physicians are encouraged to watch the video, reflect, and break down the stigmas that impair patient care by sharing this video far and wide.
- ACEP’s COVID-19 Field Guide has a section focused on the management of patients with substance use disorders. View more.