Wheeling – Ohio County Health Department

Emergency Department Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

In collaboration with medical professionals and community leaders in Ohio County, West Virginia, the Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department has developed the following recommended guidelines and best practices to guide emergency department personnel in responding to and discharging emergency department patients seeking treatment for pain.

Advisory Group

  • Howard Gamble, MPH, Administrator | Wheeling – Ohio County Health Department
  • Staci L. Trudo, BSN, RN, CCRN, Vice President – Chief Quality Officer | Ohio Valley Health Service and Education Corporation
  • Dr. Angelo Georges, Chief Medical Officer | Wheeling Hospital
  • William J. Ihlenfeld, II, United States Attorney | Northern District of West Virginia





2016 ER Prescribing Guidelines for Opioids