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Expanding Access To Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders to Patients in the Hospital

Activity Type:

  • On Demand


Release Date: 8/28/2018

Expiration Date: 8/28/2021

  • AMA PRA Category 1 Physician: 1
  • Participation: 1

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Overview

Opioid use disorder and related morbidity and mortality continues to increase in much of the United States. As a result, related emergency department visits and hospitalizations have increased significantly. The presentation will provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and the laws and regulations that dictate how medication assisted treatment (primarily buprenorphine and methadone) can be used in the treatment of opioid use disorder. It will also discuss the exceptions that exist to regulations that allow for providers to use medication to treat opioid use disorder in patients seen in the emergency department or admitted to the hospital.

Pricing

  • General Member - Free
  • Resident-Fellow Member - Free
  • Medical Student Member - Free
  • Non-Member - Free

Educational Objectives

  • Distinguish the role that hospitals can have in providing medication to treat opioid use disorder.
  • Summarize the exceptions to federal laws that allow medication to be provided to patients in the emergency department and hospital.
  • Analyze hospital-based initiatives to treat opioid use disorder in various parts of the United States.

Target Audience

Physicians who have a waiver to treat opioid use disorder in an office-based setting and other interested clinicians.

Estimated Time to Complete

Estimated Duration: 1 hour
Begin Date: August 28, 2018
End Date: August 28, 2021

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 75% 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 completion date and hours earned. 

Accreditation

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 activity for a maximum of 1.0 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

Faculty

  • Christopher Welsh, MD, Association Professor of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests

Program Planners

  • John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Boston University School of Medicine, Director, Addiction Psychiatry Residency Training, Boston University Medical Center and VA Boston Healthcare System. Disclosure: Stockholder: Johnson & Johnson and General Electric. 
  • Rachel Trusty, American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
  • Eunice Maize,  American Psychiatric Association. Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests
  • Tristan Gorrindo, M.D.,  American Psychiatric Association, Reports no finanical relationships with commercial interests 

Hardware/Software Requirements

This internet-based CME activity is best experienced using Internet Explorer 8+, Mozilla Firefox 3+, Safari 4+. This Web site requires that JavaScript and session cookies be enabled. Certain activities may require additional software to view multimedia, presentation, or printable versions of the content. These activities will be marked as such and will provide links to the required software. That software may be: Adobe Flash, Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Windows Media Player.

Optimal System Configuration:

  • Flash Player: Adobe Flash Player 10.3+ 
  • Browser: Firefox (latest version), Internet Explorer 8.0+, Safari 7.0+, Microsoft Edge (latest version) or Google Chrome (latest version)
  • Operating System: Windows XP+ or Mac OS X 10.4+ 
  • Internet Connection: 1 Mbps or higher

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows PC: 500-MHz Pentium II; Windows XP or higher; 128 MB RAM; Video Card at least 64MB of video memory; Macromedia Flash Player 10.3 or higher; Sound Card at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content
  • Macintosh:Mac OS X 10.4+ or higher with latest updates installed; 1.83MHz Intel Core Duo or faster; RAM: 128MB or more; Video Card: at least 64MB of video memory; Sound Card: at least 16-bit; audio playback with speakers for programs with video content

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