Developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) in collaboration with CDC:
ACTIONSteps are concise, single-sheet handouts designed to help you teach your patients about managing their medications safely; the handouts can help facilitate communication on these topics. Each of these valuable clinical tools teaches your patients about a different aspect of medication safety, with topics such as: dealing with side effects, proper storage and disposal of medications, and traveling with opioids. Download the entire set of ACTIONSteps.
Childbirth, Breastfeeding and Infant Care: Methadone and Buprenorphine provides guidance for patients on opiate agonist treatment on what to expect during labor and delivery, postpartum, and breast feeding. It was developed by experts in the treatment of pregnant women with opioid dependence. Please feel free to print out and share with patients. View Brochure.
Grief and Overdose Death
Diane Snyder Cowan, Director of the Bereavement Center, oversees on-site and community bereavement programs, as well as all of Hospice of the Western Reserve’s expressive therapy programs. She chairs the nonprofit agency’s Ethics Committee, and leads the Bereavement Professional Section, National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals. Snyder Cowan presents at both the regional and national levels on the topics of expressive therapies; grief, loss and survivorship; and, increasingly, community crisis counseling. A Board Certified Music Therapist, she is also certified in hospice and palliative care administration.
Part of integrating primary and behavioral health care is learning how to talk about health conditions in a holistic way. Sample scripts can help guide providers and patients alike in making communication seamless – from addressing specific health topics to explaining what integrated care is and keeping team members informed. View resource.
Video created by The Pew Charitable Trusts.
Webcast recordings from the National OWH Meeting on Opioid Use, Abuse, and Overdose in Women are now available on the HHS YouTube Channel.
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September 30, 2016:
The NPR has an extensive library of news stories on heroin and prescription opioid addiction that could be useful to you.
Go to this link to view the library.
Pregnancy: Methadone and Buprenorphine provides a brief explanation on the treatment of opioid dependence during pregnancy. It is intended for patient education and was developed by experts in the treatment of pregnant women with opioid dependence. Please feel free to print out and share with patients. View Brochure .
Presents basic information about hepatitis C for people with mental illness or substance use disorders. Uses plain language and a simple cartoon style to explain what hepatitis C is, how to avoid it, what¿s involved with screening, and treatment options. Download free copy.
“SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is producing a webcast series, The Power of Language and Portrayals: What We Hear, What We See, to help change the way we talk about and portray substance use in news and entertainment.” Read more.
Surgeon General launches national initiative to improve opioid prescribing, including new website. United States Office of the Surgeon General ›
Plenary Session: Sunday, October 23, 2016
Pamela Gonzalez, MD, MS, FAAP
These opioid resources were developed for health professionals, patients, family members and significant others of patients, and the general community to learn more about treating opioid use disorders.
Note: Inclusion on the list does not indicate PCSS-O, AAAP, or partner organizations endorse any of the resources listed and exclusion in no way implies other resources are not available or valuable.