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95 Development of an evidence-based online toolkit to improve opioid safety
  1. Laura Thomas1,
  2. Erin Bonar1,
  3. Chin Hwa1,
  4. Phillip Coffin2,
  5. Amy Bohnert1,3
  1. 1Department of Psychiatry, Univ Chin Hwa ersity of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  2. 2San Francisco Department of Public Health, San Francisco CA
  3. 3Department of Veterans Affairs, Ann Arbor, MI


Statement of Purpose A randomized clinical trial demonstrated efficacy of an Emergency Department-based Motivational Interviewing-based (MI) intervention reducing opioid overdose risk. We sought to develop a user-friendly online toolkit (OPT-IN), to aid translation of the intervention combined with naloxone distribution. As part of an iterative development process we completed stakeholder interviews to inform toolkit development. The current presentation details toolkit feedback received in qualitative end-user interviews.

Methods/Approach We conducted n=15 qualitative interviews lasting about 30 minutes with staff at varied clinical settings and non-profits to obtain feedback on feasibility of toolkit components. Additional interviews are ongoing. The toolkit contains an intervention guide, interactive training videos, and other resources. The online toolkit was updated in real time when end-users shared ideas for website improvement.

Results To date, interviewees indicated that a 15-minute intervention would be most feasible in practice. They shared preferences for inclusion of brief worksheet-based options for the intervention and screening questions. Interviewees provided suggestions for website layout and functionality. In addition to the OPT-IN intervention training, some expressed interest in MI training. Additional results will be reported pending completion of final interviews and website images will be shown.

Conclusion Translating an evidenced based research project to an online toolkit is enhanced by an iterative approach. Research therapists are involved in intensive training and supervision that is not always practical for real world implementation. The OPT-IN Toolkit, through the qualitative interviews, went through an iterative refinement to adapt and optimize the intervention translation across settings.

Significance/Contribution to Injury and Violence Prevention The initial study indicated that this intervention can reduce opioid overdose risk with a brief 30-minute intervention. The iteratively refined OPT-IN Toolkit increase the dissemination of this intervention to reduce opioid overdose risk and related deaths.

Funded by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention: # R49 CE002099.

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