Share your Attitude toward Initiating Suboxone in the ED

May 08, 2019 2:37 PM | Sally Winkelman (Administrator)

WACEP members are invited to collaborate on an AACT grant-funded project initiated by Colorado ACEP to examine providers attitudes toward treating opioid use disorder and initiating buprenorphine/naloxone treatment in the ED. Survey respondents will be entered in a drawing for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. 

On many shifts we see patients whose lives have been negatively impacted by the opioid crisis. Some have overdosed, some have abscesses, and others are requesting opioid pain medications in the ED yet again. We do a great job of treating their acute issue, knowing their addiction will make a repeat visit inevitable. These are the names we recognize as soon as we pick up the chart; the PDMP’s we’ve checked multiple times before. We’re hoping you can help us develop some options.

We are surveying ED providers to determine their experience with and attitudes toward initiating suboxone in the ED. Please head to to participate in our quick survey. 

It’s completely voluntary and any ED provider can take this anonymous survey to see how they feel about ED buprenorphine (commonly called Suboxone) and what tools they need to improve care for patients with opioid use disorder. 

COMIRB# 19-0088 PI: Matthew Zuckerman
Study Title: Attitudes to Emergency Department Medication Assisted Therapy