For Clinicians

Clinician Resources for Prescribing Medications for Opioid Use Disorder 

a. “Management of Infective Endocarditis in People Who Inject Drugs: A Scientific Statement from the American Heart Association” 

b. “How to Talk About Safe Injection Practice with Your Patients” video from Jefferson Health

c. “Resources for starting Medication Treatment for Substance Use Disorders” from CA Bridge

d. “Harm Reduction Supplies Order Set Resource” from CA Bridge

e. In some states, it is legal for clinicians to prescribe safer injection supplies such as syringes. You can check the status of your state laws here LawAtlas.org or Harm Reduction Syringe Access Landscape. If legal in your state, consider using the following ICD 10 codes. “Prescribing sterile injection supplies ICD 10 codes” - “Z20.6 – contact with and (suspected) exposure to HIV”, “Z77.21 – contact with and (suspected) exposure to potentially hazardous body fluids”.

f. Weimer, Melissa B., et al. "The need for multidisciplinary hospital teams for injection drug use-related infective endocarditis.Journal of Addiction Medicine (2022).