Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Treatment of Opioid Dependency on CME Webcast. In the 55 years since Dr. Dole began his ground breaking research in the treatment of opioid addiction, we have come a long way toward better understanding the effects of opioids and toward developing effective treatment for opioid addiction. However all of these advances have been eclipsed by increased opioid use in the United States fueled by the unbridled prescription of opioid pain relievers in the 1990’s and 2000’s, by price reduction in heroin on the streets, and by recent availability of newer high potency opioids such as fentanyl. But there is hope and on this CME webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the effective solutions to opioid addiction. Here with me in the studio is addiction specialist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Casia Horseman.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: REVIEW the assessment of opioid use disorder; and DESCRIBE pharmacological and psychosocial treatments for opioid use disorder.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Demographics of opioid addiction
  • Why opioid use is such a growing problem
  • Why patients relapse
  • Treatment selection strategies
  • The role of the primary care physician in the treatment of opioid use disorder
  • Insurance coverage for treatment
  • Time-limited opioid prescriptions to relieve withdrawal symptoms
  • Inpatient management of the patient already on medication treatment for opioid addiction

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

CME Webcast Teaches About Alcohol Withdrawal

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches About Alcohol Withdrawal. In the United States, 6.9% of men and 2.6% of women are alcohol dependent. If you broaden out to include all alcohol use disorders, then 10.7% of men and 4.2% of American women are affected. The scope of alcoholism is huge. Just think, if you see 13 patients in the office today, statistically, one of them has an alcohol disorder. And that patient is at risk of alcohol withdrawal if he or she comes in the hospital or stops drinking as an outpatient. On this CME webcast, we’re going to help you identify those patients at risk for alcohol withdrawal, identify those who are having alcohol withdrawal, and treat patients who are withdrawing. Joining our moderator in the studio is addiction specialist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Dr. Julie Teater.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast
As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: RECOGNIZE the time course of alcohol withdrawal symptoms; and LEARN the different strategies involved in medicating patients presenting with alcohol withdrawal.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Prevalence of alcohol withdrawal in American hospitals
  • Common presenting symptoms of alcohol withdrawal
  • Naltrexone prescribing information
  • How dose naltrexone works
  • CIWA and vital signs
  • Phenobarbital protocols for alcohol withdrawal

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.

Learn about Addiction Medicine and Earn CME Credit

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014Learn about Addiction Medicine on Webcast and earn CME Credit. Drug addiction has been a part of human history for as long as there was a sufficient supply of drugs to become addicted to. Abuse is expensive: when you figure both the direct and indirect costs to American society, it runs about $193 billion for illicit drugs and $235 billion for alcohol. Every year, 9.3% of American adults need treatment for drug or alcohol abuse. During this webcast, we’re going to hear about some of the practical implications of drug and alcohol addiction for primary care practice. Joining our Moderator, Jim Allen, in the studio is Dr. James Knight, a hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine here at the Ohio State University. In addition, we also have Dr. Billy Barclay presenting. He is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and the Medical Director of Addiction Medicine at Ohio State.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the scope of opioid misuse and abuse; DISCUSS physician strategies for patient encounters influenced by the question of opioid provision or prescription; UNDERSTAND screening, management and referral for patients with controlled substance prescriptions; and COMPREHEND the neurobiology of addiction.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common medical complications of drug addiction
  • When to refer patients for inpatient care
  • Reducing alcohol withdrawal complications
  • Recognition and management of opiate withdrawal
  • Long-term outcome of drug and alcohol addiction treatment
  • Suboxone
  • Newer drugs of addiction
  • Insurance coverage for drug and alcohol treatment
  • Medical complications and inpatient drug and alcohol withdrawal centers

You can find this and many other MedNet21 programs on the OSU – CCME website.

Call our MedNet21 Program Manager at 614.293.3473 for more details about subscribing to MedNet21 as a hospital or as an individual. You can also e-mail him at derrick.freeman@osumc.edu.