Overdose is now the leading cause of death

of Americans under the age of 50

The U.S. is caught up in an opioid epidemic; drug overdose is currently the number one killer of Americans under the age of 50. Because the emergency department (ED) is often a patient’s first point of contact with an opioid, ED providers can play a critical role in limiting a patient’s initial exposure to opioids.

By reducing the number of opioid administrations in the ED, providers are stopping the epidemic at what, for many, is the start. 

This free, four-week ECHO learning series is designed to teach Colorado ED clinicians, ED nurses and ED/hospital pharmacists about the Alternatives To Opioids (ALTOs) approach to pain management in the emergency department. Each session will focus on actionable information and practical application of the Colorado ALTO Project, with input and feedback from experienced ED ALTO providers.

This series is offered in partnership with Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) as a part of the Colorado ALTO Project.


To learn more about the Colorado ALTO Project, visit www.cha.com/ALTO

Colorado ALTO Project: Alternatives to Opioids in the ED

Audience:
ED Providers, ED Nurses, and ED/Hospital Pharmacists in Colorado

Commitment:
Four weekly ECHO sessions
New dates coming soon!

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In Partnership With:

  • ECHO SESSION 1

    THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC AND ALTOS

    March 13, 2019

  • ECHO SESSION 2

    PAIN MANAGEMENT

    March 20, 2019

  • ECHO SESSION 3

    ALTO MEDICATIONS

    March 27, 2019

  • ECHO SESSION 4

    ALTO PROCEDURES

    April 3, 2019

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