Learn more about how to support patients in their recovery.
PRESCRIBE SAFE WITH NALOXONE
You can co-prescribe naloxone to any patient who has an opioid prescription — or anyone you think is at risk of experiencing or witnessing an overdose. Increasing access to naloxone is one of the best tools we have for addressing Rhode Island’s opioid overdose epidemic and saving lives. Start prescribing and educating your patients about naloxone today:
Get the facts about prescribing and dispensing naloxone.
Use this sample naloxone prescription form.
ENROLL PATIENTS IN CURRENTCARE RI
CurrentCare is a free service developed by the RI healthcare community. It’s a secure electronic network that gives certain doctors and nurses access to their patient’s health information across different types of healthcare facilities. CurrentCare can even send real-time Hospital Alerts to primary care providers if their patient is admitted to or discharged from an emergency department.
get qualified to prescribe buprenorphine
RIDOH recommends that doctors get qualified to prescribe buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid addiction (sometimes known by its brand name Suboxone®). Health care providers need a waiver to legally prescribe buprenorphine. If you’re interested in becoming qualified to prescribe buprenorphine, you’ll need to complete 8 hours of training. Find information about online and in-person trainings.
YOU CAN ALSO
Request a recovery coach for patients who have experienced an overdose.