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Learning Series Summary:

This FREE five-part Learning Series will provide information and strategies to effectively address the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.  The Series will focus on multiple topics to include: 1) An overview of both national and regional data, and brief physiology review, 2) Effective clinical assessment and screening practices, 3) Appropriate prescribing standards, 4) Effective interventions for treating opioid addiction and overdose, and 5) Unused medication disposal.

July 22 - Defining the Scope of Prescription Drug Abuse

View the Web-on-Demand Course. This course will be available until August 25, 2017.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the epidemiology of prescription drug abuse
  • Discuss the physiological effects of opioid exposure

Agenda:

  • Overview/National Significance/Regional Prevalence of Prescription Drug Abuse
  • Federal Initiatives/Provider Education Resources for Prescription Drug Abuse  
  • Physiology of Opiate Exposure
  • Learning Series Overview

July 29 - Clinical Assessments

View the Web-on-Demand Course. This course will be available until September 1, 2017.

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Learning Objective:

  • Describe effective clinical assessment and screening practices

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Assessment of Pain and Substance Misuse/Abuse/Dependence (e.g. SBIRT)
  • Conclusion and Overview of Next Webinar

August 5 - Appropriate Opioid Prescribing

View the Web-on-Demand course. This course will remain available until September 7, 2017.

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Learning Objective:

  • Explain appropriate opioid clinical guidelines and the use of PDMPs and EHRs to enhance clinical decision making

Agenda: 

  • Introduction
  • Appropriate Prescribing of Opioids for Pain                          
    • Safety: Drug Interactions
    • Prescription Limitations
    • Role of Formularies/Pharmacy
    • Pain Agreements for Patients
    • Alternative Pain Therapy/Ancillary Treatment
  • Using EHRs and PDMPs to Enhance Clinical Care and Data-Driven Decisions
  • Conclusion and Overview of Next Webinar

August 12 - Treating Opioid Addiction

View the Web-on-Demand course. This course will remain available until September 15, 2017.

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Learning Objective:

  • Recognize effective interventions and resources to address opioid addiction

Agenda:

  • Introduction and the Patient Perspective
  • Treatment Works: Models of Addiction Treatment and Recovery
    • Detox/Outpatient Treatment/Inpatient Treatment
    • Recovery Support Services
  • Treating Addiction with Medication
    • Becoming a Buprenorphine/Suboxone Provider
  • Regional and National Resources
    • How to locate a SUD Treatment Provider: National Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
    • Tele-Medicine/Tele-Health/Project ECHO
  • Conclusion and Overview of Next Webinar

August 19 - Opioid Overdose Intervention and Drug Disposal Strategies 

View the Web-on-Demand course. This course will remain available until September 22, 2017.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss risk-avoidance strategies and resources to address opioid overdose 
  • List mechanisms and methods to dispose of unused prescription medication

Agenda:

  • Introduction
  • Opioid Overdose
    • SAMHSA Toolkit
    • Intranasal/Injectable Naloxone Rescue Kits (INRKs)
  • Review Naloxone Availability in Region VIII
  • Drug Disposal Strategies
    • Essential Public Health Role of Drug Disposal for Patients and Healthcare System
    • New DEA Guidelines and Healthcare Provider Role in Drug Disposal: Patients and Facilities
    • Mechanisms for Drug Disposal
    • State Points of Contact and Messaging for Drug Disposal in Your State
  • Wrap-up/Conclusion

Target Audience:

Healthcare Providers serving underserved and safety net communities through HRSA-supported programs to include: Federally Qualified Health Centers, Health Center Look-Alikes, Critical Access Hospitals, Rural Health Clinics, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs, National Health Service Corps, and State Loan Repayment Programs. Continuing education will be offered for each Learning Series webinar.

Learning Series Goal:

To increase knowledge related to safe opioid clinical practice guidelines, expand treatment of addictive disorders with medication, and expand the use of naloxone.

Questions:

Please refer questions regarding the Learning Series objectives/agenda, continuing education, registration, or problems with the web page or web links to:

Rori Douros, Training Coordinator, Central Rockies ATTC, Utah Addiction Center/University of Utah

Email: rori.douros@utah.edu      Toll-free: 855-801-4237      Direct: 801-581-8967