Partnering with Pharmacies, Law Enforcement and Fire Departments to increase the availability of naloxone across the Panhandle. We know this is a strategy that saves lives.
Addiction is a Neurological Disease. MAT services are effective to treat addition acting as a guide to a full recovery for a self-directed life.
Dispose of your leftover medications at one of the safe and legal no cost disposal sites across the Panhandle.
Partnering with agencies and health systems across the Panhandle to increase knowledge on how and why to safely store prescription medications.
Medication Assisted Treatment Education Initiative
The Medication Assisted Treatment Education Initiative 2021 provides:
In this one-hour (1 CME with paid participation) session, participants will learn:
New federal regulations (April 2021) have reduced the training requirements for prescribers to prescribe FDA-approved medications for MAT. Licensed prescribers (MD, PA, NP) can treat up to 30 patients at a time with MAT medications without specified training. If they will see more than 30 patients at a time, physicians are required to complete 8 hours of training to receive the X waiver from the DEA. Nurses (NP/CNM/CNS/CRNA) and physician assistants must complete 24 hours of specialized training to prescribe medications for purposes of MAT.
Tailored Education and Mentoring
For more information about this project and about upcoming training opportunities in Nebraska contact:
A provider and Community Resource. Promotes consistent, safe, and effective management standards for Nebraska prescribers. It includes information on treating acute pain, chronic pain, non-opioid options for pain treatment, treating pain in special populations, and opioid tapering/discontinuation. An educational training video on the DHHS website complements the content of this document to assist in training Nebraska’s providers in safe pain management.
The Nebraska Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) is a unique statewide tool that collects dispensed prescription medication information and is housed on the Health Information Exchange (HIE) platform. The Nebraska PDMP is a public health model focusing on patient safety. In order to facilitate provisioning and other registration processes for the Nebraska PDMP, DHHS has moved to an online form to improve efficiency.
Increase awareness that prescription opioids can be addictive and dangerous. To decrease the number of individuals who use opioids recreationally or overuse them.
Addresses prescription opioid abuse by adopting and strengthening an electronic prescription drug monitoring program; relaxing rules for administering life-saving, overdose reversing drugs; and granting immunity from prosecution for drug crimes related to individuals who call for help during an apparent overdose.
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Updated December 3, 2021
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