Substance use disorders are ubiquitous in emergency psychiatry. Addiction is a common reason for presentation to the emergency department and a common comorbidity for patients presenting with other medical and psychiatric issues. Substance use is a critical risk factor for violence and suicide—two issues of vital importance in psychiatric risk management—and a significant confounding condition in the management of many other psychiatric and medical illnesses. The modern emergency psychiatrist needs to be well versed in a variety of addiction-related issues. This course addresses common presentations and challenges relating to substance use in emergency psychiatry and provides practical guidance to front-line clinicians.
**This content was captured at the 2016 APA Annual Meeting and may reference information from various sources and terminology from previous editions of the DSM.
- General Member - $6.25
- Resident-Fellow Member - Free
- Medical Student Member - $6.25
- Non-Member - $12.50
Free member registration for this course through the Course of the Month program ended on August 31, 2017.
- identify the benefits and limitations of assessment of intoxicated and sober patients in an emergency room setting
- describe different ways to utilize the motivation of a patient in an emergency room setting seeking help with a substance abuse issue
- identify possible risks of the increase prevalence of medical marijuana.
Estimated Time to Complete
Estimated Duration: 30 minutes
Begin Date: August 1, 2017
End Date: February 1, 2020
How to Earn Credit
Participants who wish to earn AMA PRA Category 1 Credit ™ or a certificate of participation may do so by completing all sections of the course including the evaluation. A multiple choice quiz is provided based on the content. A passing score of 100% must be achieved. Retakes are available for the test. After evaluating the program, course participants will be provided with an opportunity to claim hours of participation and print an official CME certificate (physicians) or certificate of participation (non-physicians) showing the event date and hours earned.
The American Psychiatric Association (APA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The APA designates this enduring CME activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- John S. Rozel, M.D., M.S.L., Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Tristan Gorrindo, M.D., Director of Education, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Hassan Khidr, M.B.B.Ch., M.D., University of Louisville. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Ricardo A. Juarez, M.S., Deputy Director, Development and Engagement, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
- Claire Van Wagner, Membership Development Coordinator, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no financial relationships with commercial interests.
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