- Central Michigan Recovery and Education Network
The Role of Acute Care Prescribing in the Opioid Epidemic
Dr. Chad Brummett – University of Michigan Medical School
This presentation will cover the critical components of curbing the nationwide opioid epidemic. It will also promote responsible opioid prescribing among clinicians and disseminate best practices in acute care opioid prescribing to providers around the state.
Dr. Brummett is a Professor at the University of Michigan where he is the Senior Associate Chair for Research in the Department of Anesthesiology. He has more than 200 publications, including articles in top journals such as JAMA, JAMA Surgery, Anesthesiology, and Annals of Surgery. He is the Co-Director of the Michigan Opioid Prescribing Engagement Network (Michigan OPEN), which aims to apply a preventative approach to the opioid epidemic in the US through appropriate prescribing after surgery, dentistry and emergency medicine. In addition, his research interests include predictors of acute and chronic post-surgical pain and failure to derive benefit for interventions for interventions and surgeries primarily performed to treat pain. He is the Co-PI of four major NIH grants studying these concepts, and also receives funding from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, SAMHSA and the CDC.