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About Josh Luftig, PA

Emergency Medicine Physician Assistant
Highland Hospital
ED-Bridge
30 05, 2018

Treating Opioid Withdrawal in the ED with Buprenorphine: A Bridge to Recovery

buprenorphineThe Emergency Department (ED) is the frontline of the opioid crisis, treating patients with opioid-related infections, opioid withdrawal, and overdose. These encounters can be difficult or even downright confrontational. But that does not have to be the case! With the use of buprenorphine, we can “flip the script” for these encounters, encouraging patient-provider collaboration in the treatment of opioid addiction as medical disease.

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