Happy HouRx Zoom Meetings

We are thrilled to be working with the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute on two upcoming Happy Hours! See the details below and RSVP here!

June 8, 2022
7:00PM

Nalox(ONE) West Virginia: An Opioid Stewardship Program

Host: Matt Rafa

Guests: Drs. Susan Bissett, President WV Drug Intervention Institute, Dr. Gretchen Garfoli,  Associate Professor with the WVU School of Pharamcy and Dr. Thomas Menighan, American Pharmacists Association CEO Emeritus and WVU School of Pharmacy Assistant Dean for Community Engagement

Thursday, April 21, 2022 at 7pm

About Nalox(ONE) West Virginia

Purpose: The purpose of the project is to educate West Virginians about the dangers of opioids in the home and prevent overdose deaths.

Reach: The Nalox(ONE) Program will reach over 10,000 patients with opioid prescriptions in one year’s time in more than six at-risk WV counties in 20+ independent pharmacies (identified by Fruth Pharmacy, PursueCareRx, and the Community Pharmacy Enhanced Services Network West Virginia).

Training: Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians at these locations will undergo an online, asynchronous training designed by North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy (adapted and branded for the Nalox(ONE) WV project). Continuing Education Units (CEU) along with a small stipend will be provided upon completion of this training.

Opioid Screening, Naloxone, and Medication Disposal: Pharmacists will utilize a clinical opioid screening tool using DocStation to determine if naloxone should be dispensed with the opioid prescription along with counseling. Pharmacy technicians will conduct follow-up calls.

Additional Components:

  • Students and faculty from the University of Charleston School of Pharmacy will assist in supporting this work as “academic detailers”
  • With the support of Murphy Media, LLC, the WV DII will produce and disseminate a joint public education campaign (media) targeted in the areas of pilot stores
  • DisposeRx® medication disposal packets will be dispensed with each opioid fill at participating pharmacies
  • Program evaluation will be conducted by WV DII, NDSU SOP, and DocStation. 

May 12, 2022
7:00PM

SESSION ONE

ONEBox West Virginia: Increasing Access to Naloxone and Training

Host: Matt Rafa

Guests: Dr. Susan Bissett, President WV Drug Intervention Institute; Joe Murphy, Murphy Media CEO and ONEBox Creator, and Jan Rader, Director of Mayor’s Council on Public Health and Drug Control Policy, City of Huntington

Thursday, May 12, 2022 at 7pm

About the ONEBox

The ONEbox is a unique and first-of-its-kind, all-in-one, emergency naloxone rescue kit designed to be placed in buildings including workplaces, schools, universities, sports arenas, and anywhere the public gathers. The box contains gloves, two doses of intranasal naloxone (upon request in WV), personal protective equipment (gloves, sanitary wipes, a CPR mask), a naloxone training device, screws for mounting, and zip ties to secure the contents of the box.

Not only does the box assist in the case of overdose emergency with an instantaneous 60-second video talking the responder through the process, it also contains an instruction sheet and a QR code that will allow the responder to take the instructions with them should the person needing assistance be several feet away. Redundancy is key in order to ensure quick and efficient response to an overdose emergency. The on-the-spot video is delivered by Jan Rader, former City of Huntington Fire Chief who is currently serving as the Director of the Mayor’s Council on Public Health and Drug Control Policy for the City of Huntington (Cabell County).

ONEbox has a clean and simple interface that’s easy to use and understand when an overdose occurs. Visual and multilingual voice instructions guide you through the entire process, from the moment you determine that help is needed, administering Naloxone, all the way through rescue breathing and briefing emergency officials. Again, this training is delivered instantaneously. The ONEBox also contains a training (video) mode using the same information required by the State of West Virginia for persons administering naloxone under the State’s standing order. This allows businesses and schools to train all persons in a building on-demand on how to respond to an overdose.

The ONEBox also contains a training (video) mode using the same information required by the State of West Virginia for persons administering naloxone under the State’s standing order. This allows businesses and schools to train all persons in a building on-demand on how to respond to an overdose. Press the training button to activate ONEbox’s training mode which includes eight different emergency scenarios and includes a naloxone trainer. Prompts are repeated or rephrased, in other languages if needed and can be customized. The ONEBox also contains a training (video) mode using the same information required by the State of West Virginia for persons administering naloxone under the State’s standing order. Additional training and information on Naloxone administration is also available on the WV DII website (www.wvdii.org).

A short video explaining the ONEBox and this project can be found at: www.wvdii.org/onebox.

The ONEbox was created by Murphy Media, Inc. The ONEbox is managed by the West Virginia Drug Intervention Institute, Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Charleston, West Virginia.