Thank you for joining the HAP Opioid LAN Narcan Distribution office hour.After the call, you will receive an email with a link to the webinar evaluation. Please take a moment to respond. The evaluation can be found at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/olanoh-072320We will be taking questions at the end of the call. You will be able to ask a question by unmuting yourself. You can also ask questions through the chat box. We will answer these questions during the question and answer period.
Please take a moment to introduce yourself to everyone who is on todays office hours.
Good morning Theresa Hamlett Social Worker ED Nazareth Hospital
Hello! Dr. Tobias - ED Medical Director Pottstown Hospital Tower Health
Thank you for joining Theresa.
Good Morning Dr. Tobias.
Hi - this is Dr. Radosh, addiction medicine specialist and medical director of Reading Hospital's Center of Excellence (COE) for OUD
Hello- Danielle Rummel ED Social Worker Penn State Hershey
Thank you for joining Danielle and Dr. Radosh.
Dr. Radosh! Very Prominent thank you for coming!
Yes it would be great to see some of your education
There is no sound
CANNOT HEAR IT
Might have to reshare screen with audio
Is there an option to share computer audio as well as screen?
I think those are different functions
Any questions/comments, please feel free to unmute yourself or type here in the chat
We do not have COCA in Montgomery County so we do not provide Narcan kits at Pottstown Hospital even though we have warm hand off counselors.
This is Mike Krafick with Armstrong-Indiana-Clarion Drug and Alcohol Commission. I am the CRS Supervisor and we've had a Warm Hand-off program since 2015 in the 3 hospitals in our Counties. We use CRS staff and Case Managers as a team to work with individuals that present at the ED or other areas of the hospital for referrals to treatment and other support services
Hi, my name is Heather Teufel and I am a pharmacist in the ED at Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital and also lead our Opioid Use Disorder Task Force. We are also distributing Narcan, at no cost, to at risk patients. This includes patients with an OUD, but also patients who are at a higher risk of and opioid overdose (co-prescribed other sedatives with opioids or on high MME doses of opioids). We provide this to patients in the ED and on the inpatient floors. Our pharmacists actually meet with the patient and provide education on recognition and management of an overdose, how to utilize Narcan and the importance of calling 911. Ideally, there is a family member or friend available to listen to the education (pre-COVID). Our Narcan was initially supplied by Chester County D&A (no cost), and our hospital/pharmacy dept has agreed to continue this program with agreement that we will pick up any copays or the cost for those without insurance.
Montgomery County Drug and Alcohol does not have the funds to help either.
can i ask a follow up question about those comments?
WOOOOO! Good on it Doctor!
That is great!
Please feel free to raise your hand if you'd like us to unmute, or just unmute yourself
Dr. Barbera has been a champion for a LONG TIME! Kudos!!
Can we add the video link to the website?
Hi Rob, yes I think we can do that!