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Opioid Stewardship and Resources

OHA leverages the clinical expertise and data from a variety of sources to provide training and best practices for Ohio hospitals regarding opioid stewardship.

Opioid Response Initiative

Understanding the state and national impact of opioid addiction, OHA’s Board of Trustees in 2017 added opioid response to OHA’s statewide clinical initiatives. Ohio hospitals are on the forefront of collaborations focusing on medication safety, partnering with community resources and promoting best practices for opioid stewardship.

Provider Resources - Trainings

The Drug Enforcement Administration on Feb. 24 released proposed rules for prescribing controlled substances, including buprenorphine via telemedicine after the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency expires.

Inpatient/Outpatient - Clinical Resources

Buprenorphine/Suboxone Order Sets
  • Buprenorphone use in the Emergency Department Tool (ACEP) - access tool
  • ​Medications for Substance Use Disorders (SAMHSA) - access here
Alternatives to Opioids (ALTO) Order Sets
  • Opioid Prescribing & Treatment Guidelines - Colorado ACEP - download here
  • ALTO Clinical Applications - St. Joseph's Healthcare System - download here
  • Chronic Opiate and Sedative Management in the Emergency Department - St. Joseph's Healthcare System - download here
SBIRT - Screening, Brief Intervention and Referral to Treatment Screening Tools
Guidelines & Education

OHA Opioid Webinar Series

OHA presented a webinar series of effective practices around opioid prescribing identified through medical literature, national comparisons and internal analysis of the OHA opioid data collaborative members. OHA's opioid webinar series was provided by Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation’s Educating Ohio’s Prescribers.

Previous Webinars

  • Jan. 22, 2019: "Strategies to Combat the Opioid Epidemic," Joan Papp, MD, FACEP, Office of Opioid Safety, Director, MetroHealth Medical Center. Slides and video recording.
  • March 22, 2019: "Care of Moms with Opioid Disorders," Rebecca Starck, MD, FACOG, President, Cleveland Clinic Avon Hospital. Slides and video recording.
  • May 21, 2019: "Medication Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Room," - Emily Kauffman, DO, MPH, Clinical Assistant Professor, Departments of Emergency and Hospital Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center; "Peer Support Model," Jody Morgan, PRS-MH/A, CHHC, Director of Special Projects, Thrive Behavioral Health - Slides and video recording.
  • July 16, 2019 - "Safe Prescribing and Alternatives to Opioids in the Clinic and ED," Nancy Pook, MD, Kettering Health Network. - Slides and video recording
  • Opioid Stewardship: Collaboration to Achieve Opioid Stewardship - July 15, 2021 (Slides) *Recording unavailable. 
  • Opioid Stewardship: Leadership Commitment and Accountability - Aug. 19, 2021 (Slides Recording)    
  • Opioid Stewardship: Expertise - Sept. 16, 2021 (Slides Recording
  • Opioid Stewardship: Action - Oct. 21, 2021  (Slides Recording)   
  • Opioid Stewardship: Tracking and Reporting - Nov. 18, 2021 (Slides Recording)
  • Opioid Stewardship: Education - Dec. 16, 2021 (Slides Recording)
  • A Comprehensive Approach to Opioid Stewardship - Jan. 20, 2022 (Slides) *Recording unavailable