Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a rapidly growing and increasingly deadly national health crisis. Evidence is consistently pointing to the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) as a critical element to a comprehensive treatment approach. VA Connecticut began an initiative to increase access to MAT for veterans by initiating MAT in the emergency room setting. This presentation will begin by setting the stage of OUD and will then review the methods and approach for the initiation of MAT in the ER setting. Finally, case examples will be reviewed to demonstrate the approach.
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.
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- Describe the severity of opioid use disorder
- Identify the various levels of care and how the emergency room can play a role
- Distinguish one model for the initiation of buprenorphine in a psychiatric emergency room
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: December 18, 2018
End Date: December 18, 2021
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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.
Continuing Education Credit
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Faculty and Planner Disclosures
- Brian Fuehrlein, MD; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychiatric Emergency Room, VA Connecticut Healthcare System. Disclosures: Consultant - AAAP; SME - CME Outfitters.
- John A. Renner, Jr., M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, 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
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