Wolf Administration Officials Visit York Hospital to Discuss How a “Warm Handoff” from Opioid Overdose into Addiction Treatment is Crucial for Recovery

first_imgWolf Administration Officials Visit York Hospital to Discuss How a “Warm Handoff” from Opioid Overdose into Addiction Treatment is Crucial for Recovery Press Release,  Public Health,  Public Safety,  Substance Use Disorder York, PA – Physician General Dr. Rachel Levine and Acting Secretary of Drug and Alcohol Programs Jennifer Smith today discussed Governor Wolf’s efforts to battle the opioid epidemic during a visit to WellSpan York Hospital. The event highlighted the importance of the “warm handoff” protocol in getting opioid overdose survivors from the emergency room directly into treatment for addiction.“Governor Wolf and his entire administration know that people who suffer from the disease of addiction deserve the opportunity to recover from their medical condition,” said Dr. Levine. “A warm handoff into drug treatment after an overdose is an essential step on the road to recovery from addiction. I applaud WellSpan York Hospital for creating a warm handoff program that saves lives in the local community.”The warm handoff protocol was developed by the departments of Health and Drug and Alcohol Programs in conjunction with the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians. The procedure is recommended for use by emergency room physicians and other health care professionals caring for overdose patients.“We want to get people who have suffered overdoses directly into treatment,” said Acting Secretary Smith. “We know that the best time to talk about treatment to those who suffer from substance use disorders is after an overdose or other traumatic incident.”The Wolf Administration released warm handoff guidance to emergency room doctors and health care professionals throughout the commonwealth to encourage its use when helping those suffering from substance use disorder. The Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs requires county drug and alcohol agencies to set up procedures to facilitate the warm handoff process.Governor Wolf holds the fight against heroin and prescription opioids as a top priority.  To continue the battle against the opioid epidemic in Pennsylvania, Governor Wolf included the following proposals in his 2017-18 budget:Expanding access to life-saving naloxone by providing $10 million through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to first responders and law enforcement across the state;Maximizing federal Cures Act funding, which includes $26.5 million in each of the next two years for Pennsylvania, to expand access to treatment services, particularly for individuals who are uninsured or underinsured; andProviding $3.4 million to expand specialty drug courts to expand treatment strategies that divert offenders into more meaningful treatment and recovery.Some of the administration’s other initiatives to fight the opioid epidemic include:Strengthening the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) so that doctors are required and able to check the system each time they prescribe opioids;Forming new prescribing guidelines to help doctors, including geriatricians, who provide opioid prescriptions to their patients;Educating and encouraging seniors to properly use, store and dispose of unused prescription medications through Drug Take-Back initiatives;Increasing the availability of naloxone;Establishing a new law limiting the amount of opioids that can be prescribed to a minor to seven days; andDesignating 45 Centers of Excellence, central hubs that provide navigators to assist those with opioid use disorders with behavioral and physical health care, along with medication-assisted treatment, as needed.If you or someone you know is suffering from the disease of addiction, call 1-800-662-HELP or visit www.pa.gov/opioids for treatment options. March 28, 2017center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Garage Sales in Wellington: Sept. 12-14, 2014

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are the garage sales that we have for Sept. 12-14, 2014. If you still need a garage sale advertised just use the comment section below. Good luck with bargain hunting! ••••• Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (9) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down alda boyd · 309 weeks ago Living Estate Sale (1st of prob 4 sales) Owner downsizing ….. after 40 years of collecting! 711 South Washington …. Saturday, 9 am to 1 p.m. Cash only please … no early sales! Antiques, Crocks, Furniture, Dishes, Toys, DVDs, Suitcases, Books, Vacuum, Boots, Purses, Lots and lots of misc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jacob D. · 309 weeks ago Multi family garage sale Something for everyone, toys, motorcycle helmets, electronics, small furniture, gardening supplies, board games, and much more misc 1407 N Stewart Saturday 8am to 12pm Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mandy Simpson · 309 weeks ago GARAGE SALE! 1501 North Plum in Wellington. Saturday, Sept. 13, 8am-12pm. Lots of name brand Clothing, toys, shoes, household items, table, microwave, Lots of misc!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Brenda Nelson · 309 weeks ago Nelson’s Garage Sale-Fri.7:30am-6:00pm and on Sat. 7:30 am-12:00pm. 1404 N. Plum, Wellington . Teen girls clothes, boys clothes,shoes, car seat, booster seat. Lawn chairs, baskets, Halloween stuff, and lots of miscellaneous. Inside garage if rain. Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Amanda · 309 weeks ago GARAGE SALE – SAT ONLY 7-AM-? @ 1111 EAST HARVEY, Wellington. TONS of craft supplies, household & kitchen items,nice suitcases, lots of Christmas decor, 20+ Birdhouses, several stuffed Bears some are collector, baskets, 2 Jeep strollers, Women’s clothing, dresses, and so much more misc. Cash only Report Reply 0 replies · active 309 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Lori Oathout · 308 weeks ago As promised…MORE great stuff!! Garage sale Saturday 8-1. 609 Sylvan Lane (west of Presbyterian church). Nintendo games & access, WINTER name brand teen boys and girls clothes (UA, Hollister, Am Eagle, Maurice’s). More jeans, sweats, shoes/boots, fall & other holiday decor, bedding sets, bath/shower curtains & access, again…more tubs to open-so come take a look at what I don’t even know I have-but wil be selling!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tina Barragan · 308 weeks ago Moving / Garage sale. 1023 E. 9th in Wellington…Friday 4-7pm Saturday 7am to 4pm Western Decor, Lawn Tractor, twin size bedroom suit, end table, Washer & Dryer, Clothes for boys, girls, Adult xl to 2xl… lots of Misc. Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Panhandle FCU · 308 weeks ago Huge Yard Sale!! – Saturday 8:00 am – 2:00 pm. 15574 11th Road Oxford. No early sales and all sales are final. Antiques, tools, equipment, some furniture, lots of miscellaneous household items, dulcimers, religious books, crosses, crucifixes, Thomas Kinkade items and Ashley-Drake dolls. Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Pam · 308 weeks ago Garage Sale – 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Saturday, Sep. 20, 1801 N. C Street, Wellington. Household items: two 5 x 8 area rugs, matching coffee and end tables made of black metal with glass tops, queen/king quilt with matching shams, 12 place settings of stoneware dinnerware with matching serving pieces and accessories, and more. Report Reply 0 replies · active 308 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. 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