Grand Rounds on Opioid Overdose in the ED

The UBC Department of Emergency Medicine recently held a province-wide Grand Rounds on opioid overdose management in the ED. Topics covered include acute emergency management in the ED, ED-based harm reduction, the ED-community connection, VCH overdose outreach team engagement.

The panel of speakers included: Dr. Roy Purssell, Professor; Dr. Julian Marsden, Clinical Professor; and Dr. Andrew Kestler, Clinical Associate Professor, from the UBC Department of Emergency Medicine. As well as Ms. Misty Bath, Manager, Regional HIV Services & Overdose Outreach Team, and Dr. Reka Gustafson, Medical Health Officer and Medical Director of Communicable Disease Control, from Vancouver Coastal Health.

The slide set is available online: Opioid Epidemic: What role does the ED have? You can also view the EM Network’s Opioid Overdoses clinical summary – a quick guide to best practice in the ED.