For the last two years, the ED Intervention Project has been working to support and expand the use of warm hand-offs between the hospital emergency departments (EDs) and treatment providers for individuals presenting with an opioid overdose. This project has taught us that emergency physicians play a pivotal role the implementation of this process.

This anonymous survey aims to gather information on how the opioid epidemic has impacted your work space and practice. Only aggregate information will be shared outside the project. If you have any questions, please contact Samantha League at sleague@emlrc.org.

This survey is for licensed practitioners who are currently practicing. Please do not take this survey if you are a medical student or retired physician.

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* 1. I am a(n):

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* 2. I work in the following city or county:

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* 3. OPTIONAL - I work at (hospital system OR individual location):

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* 4. My age group is:

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* 5. I am Board-certified in addiction medicine

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* 6. Please evaluate the following statements and indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree in regards to the emergency department where you work.

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The number of patients presenting with an overdose to my ED has grown in the last 2 years.
The number of patients presenting with an overdose repeatedly to my ED has grown in the last 2 years.
Our ED has made positive changes to more effectively handle patients with opioid use disorder.

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* 7. Please evaluate the following statements based on your point of view or opinion.

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Medication-assisted treatment (MAT) is an important approach to properly treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).
The ED is the right place to induct patients on buprenorphine if those patients have requested this modality of treatment.
Stigma related to individuals with a substance use disorder plays a role in how those individuals are handled in the ED.

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* 8. Have you completed the DATA 2000 training for Buprenorphine prescribing?

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* 9. If yes, approximately when did you complete the training?

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* 10. Does your hospital provide an incentive to complete the training?

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* 11. Have you personally  initiated any form of MAT in your ED?

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* 12. To your knowledge, have any of your colleagues initiated any form of MAT in your ED?

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* 13. What barriers or concerns impede initiation? (select all that apply)

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* 14. Does your ED have a “warm hand-off” or “bridge program” that connects patients who have an opioid use disorder with a substance use treatment provider upon discharge?

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* 15. IF YES, is a peer recovery specialist part of this program?

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* 16. IF YES, have they become a key player in securing patient consent for treatment?

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* 17. Are you aware of the endorsements to initiate MAT (buprenorphine) in the ED by AAEM, ACEP, American College of Medical Toxicologists, and the National Institutes of Health?

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* 18. Do you provide harm reduction strategies in the ED?

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* 19. To your knowledge, is it the practice of your ED to provide harm reduction strategies?

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