Being prepared for an emergency is one of the responsibilities of Public Health. Yesterday, Mackenzie (pictured at left in the top photo), our Emergency Response Coordinator, participated in an exercise conducted by the National Disaster Medical System. If a large scale disaster were to occur,…
Seen up close, the anatomy of a mosquito bite is terrifying. The most dangerous animal in the world uses six needle-like mouthparts to saw into our skin, tap a blood vessel and sometimes leave a dangerous parting gift.
Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) Software Integration – On October 26, 2015, Governor Kasich announced an investment of up to $1.5 million a year to integrate the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) directly into electronic medical records and pharmacy dispensing systems across the state, allowing instant access for prescribers and pharmacists.
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines – Developed by the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team (GCOAT) these three sets of opiate prescribing guidelines can be used to supplement and not replace the prescriber’s judgment.
Ohio Department of Health Project DAWN resources: The Ohio Department of Health has a web page dedicated to Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided with Naloxone), which includes a Project DAWN training video, information on naloxone, and additional resources of interest to Health Care Providers and the public related to this topic.
Take Charge Ohio – Take Charge Ohio is a statewide initiative to encourage and empower prescribers, their patients, and the general public to use pain medication safely and responsibly. The website contains, free ready-to-use tools and resources that prescribers and healthcare professionals can use to educate their patients including alternative pain management therapies, materials for patients to refer to when taking prescription opioids, and information for the general public to aid in prevention efforts.