Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments

The CDC released a Vital Signs report showing that emergency department visits for suspected opioid overdoses increased 30 percent from third quarter 2016 to third quarter 2017, in 16 states that have been hit hard by the opioid overdose epidemic. 

The report focuses on how all Americans can use emergency department data as a warning system and help prevent opioid overdoses and deaths; it helps us see how communities, law enforcement, the medical community, public health and government can work together in this fight:

Next Tuesday, March 13, from 2 -3:30 p.m., the CDC and the U.S. Surgeon General will host a webinar, titled “Coordinating Clinical and Public Health Responses to Opioid Overdoses Treated in Emergency Departments.” Details here: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2018/callinfo_031318.asp 

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