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Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Acute Care Hospitals

Education Brief

Opioid abuse is a long-standing problem in California.
The substance use disorder (SUD) crisis might seem insurmountable, but the CA Bridge Program has developed a model of care that saves lives and helps patients with SUDs get back on track. The 24/7 program is built upon three pillars: rapid access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT), welcoming and destigmatized care and specially trained substance use navigators (SUNs) that connect patients to ongoing care and support.

Patients with SUDs want and need help. 
Hospitals that have implemented the CA Bridge Program have made great strides in patient treatment and sustained care post-discharge. To date: nearly 7000 patients have been provided treatment, 5000 patients have received MAT and 4300 patients have followed up with MAT care after leaving the hospital.

Register for live Q/A with Dr. Moulin on Oct. 21.
The prerecorded program is brief—just 15 minutes—so you can view this at your convenience. If you have questions about CA Bridge Program or are interested in learning more about state funding for substance use navigators, register to join us for a live question and answer session on Oct. 21, from 9:30 – 10 a.m. CHA’s BJ Bartleson, Vice President, Nursing and Clinical Services, will moderate your questions for Dr. Aimee Moulin, Associate Professor at UC Davis and Co-director of CA Bridge Program.

Recommended for:
Chief nursing officers, clinical operations directors, ED directors, nurse supervisors, risk managers, social workers, case managers, quality and patient safety managers.

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