This talk will cover the development and implementation of a social work driven program to identify and initiate treatment of opioid use disorder in emergency department patients.
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Dr. Jason Hoppe is a clinician-researcher, medical toxicologist and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is also a consultant in medical toxicology at Denver Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center. His clinical work, research, and public health efforts are aimed at addressing the complicated decision-making process regarding the prescribing of opioid analgesics and effectively initiating treatment for patients with an opioid use disorder. He is a national expert in prescription opioid safety, prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP), and ED buprenorphine use. Dr. Hoppe is a founding member of the Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention and has assisted with multiple public health efforts, education programs and successful legislative changes in Colorado regarding PDMP access, opioid prescribing and medications for opioid use disorder.
Angela Khoshnoud, AM, LCSW
Manager, Emergency Department Care Management, UCHealth
Angela Khoshnoud is a licensed clinical social worker and is the manager of the emergency department care management team at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. She has a diverse clinical background with experience working in human trafficking prevention & rehabilitation, psychiatric rehabilitation, community mental health, managed care, and hospital settings. Angela helped to create the UCH ED Buprenorphine induction program in 2018, building a network of 17 different community partners with over 50 clinic locations for follow up treatment throughout Colorado. Angela has been highly involved with assisting other hospitals in setting up their social work roles within ED induction programs through her partnership with the Colorado Hospital Association.