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Session Three: Caring for Complex Patients in Resource-Limited Rural Communities


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The Greater Southern California Node (GSCN) of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Clinical Trials Network (CTN), UCLA Integrated Substance Abuse Programs, and Pacific Southwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (PSATTC), HHS Region 9.

Session 3: Wednesday, January 18, 2023; 12:00pm-1:00pm PDT


The dramatic increase in opioid overdose deaths across the nation, particularly in rural areas, highlights the need for rapid expansion of access to medication treatment for opioid use disorder (MOUD). The GSCN of the NIDA CTN presents a 
four-part series featuring rural clinicians and clinical researchers who will share practical knowledge and skills for improving care for patients with OUD in rural settings. 

Session three will focus on best care for complex patients. Presenters will share case examples of delivering care to a range of clinically challenging patients within resource-limited rural communities. Presenters will discuss treatment and/or referral in the context of pregnancy, health and mental health comorbidities, and polysubstance use. Presenters will also discuss burn-out and self-care when caring for complex patients. 




1.    Participants will be able to recognize two (2) clinical challenges in providing MOUD care in resource-limited rural settings.
2.    Participants will be able to explain two (2) considerations in caring for patients in rural communities who continue to use opioids, use multiple substances, or experience co-occurring mental health symptoms, pregnancy, or infectious diseases (HIV or other STIs).
3.    Participants will be able to identify provider burn-out and two (2) self-care skills



Starts: Jan. 18, 2023 12:00 pm
Ends: Jan. 18, 2023 1:00 pm
Registration Deadline
January 18, 2023
Event Type
Webinar/Virtual Training
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