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E6: MAT in the Emergency Department

A large part of managing the opioid epidemic is the responsibility of those working in the emergency department. Having the proper tools and resources available in these high-pressure situations is integral to saving lives and helping folks begin their journey towards recovery.

More about Dr. Charles Emerman:

Dr. Emerman graduated from the University of Toledo College of Medicine in 1979 and completed his residency at the Henry Ford Health System. His specialty is in Emergency Medicine. He has been with the MetroHealth System since 1982 and currently serves as the Department Chair of Emergency Medicine. He is also board certified with The American Board of Emergency Medicine as well as The American Board of Preventive Medicine. In addition, he is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

More about Laura Beal ((APRN-CNP Emergency Medicine):

Laura Beal has been working in nursing for 9 years. She obtained her BSN from Cleveland State University in 2008. Her first nursing position was as a floor nurse at the Cleveland Clinic on a Cardio-Thoracic Surgery unit and was employed there from 2008-2011. She joined Metrohealth in 2011 as an ED/CDU nurse. She obtained her MSN through Chamberlain College of Nursing and has been a Nurse Practitioner Certified in Family Practice by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. In 2017 she was hired on with the Office of Opioid Safety in a grant-funded position as Substance Use Case Manager in the Emergency Department (ED). She has her X-waiver for prescribing buprenorphine and continues to work in the ED as a Provider, helps coordinate care for people with SUD and is one of the consultants on the Addiction Medicine team.


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The Team

Libbey Pelaia

Libbey Pelaia (host) is an educator within the Office of Opioid Safety and has a demonstrated history of leading initiatives within the healthcare, research, and higher education sectors.

Hannah Rae Leach

Producer & Engineer
Hannah Rae Leach (producer and engineer) is a Cleveland-based audio producer, writer, musician, and newly-minted advocate for opioid safety.

Joan Papp, MD FACEP

Joan Papp, MD FACEP is the founder and Medical Director of the Office of Opioid Safety at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Karolyn Tibayan

Karolyn Tibayan is the Director of the Office of Opioid Safety at MetroHealth Medical Center.

Sean Rule-Hoffman

Mix Engineer
Sean Rule-Hoffman (mix engineer) earned a degree in Music Technology with a minor in Electronic Media and Film from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio.

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