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Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care

Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Pacific Standard Time

Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.
September 16 - December 9, 2020

Clinicians and hospital staff are cordially invited to participate in the Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care ECHO program, funded by the SAMHSA State Targeted Response to the Opioid Crisis grant program.

This 12-session ECHO series will build provider knowledge and systems capacity to treat addiction in hospital settings. Topics may include:

  • Understanding substance use disorder: Brain disease of addiction

  • Medications for opioid use disorder, including buprenorphine and methadone

  • Community SUD treatment settings

  • Acute pain management in a patient with substance use disorder

  • Managing active drug use in the hospital

  • Harm reduction and overdose prevention

  • Trauma-informed care

Benefits of participation include:

  • No cost to you or your facility

  • No cost continuing medical education (CME) credits*

  • The opportunity to present your challenging cases and system needs, and receive feedback from a multidisciplinary team of specialists and peers

We will select up to 40 clinicians and hospital staff who are in a position to champion change in their organizations and provide care to hospitalized adults with SUD. Clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, PA), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, discharge planners, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists are encouraged to register. Ideally staff will participate as part of hospital-based teams that includes a clinician and one or more other staff member. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon.

This course is part of the OHSU Addiction Medicine ECHO certificate program; participants who express interest in completing the certificate program will receive priority access.

*Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.