Experts Teach on Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Experts Teach on Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal. Here at OSU MedNet21, we have several webcasts that will satisfy these requirements and bring you the most updated evidence-based knowledge. Today’s program will cover the clinical presentations of substance intoxication and withdrawal.

For this, we’ve invited two of Ohio State University’s Addiction Medicine specialists to share their expertise. First, we’d like to welcome back to the program Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Julie Teater. Julie founded and runs the Addiction Medicine fellowship at Ohio State University, is the medical director for Ohio State’s drug and alcohol treatment center Talbot Hall. She also serves on the state governor’s advisory board RecoveryOhio working to improve mental health and substance use prevention, treatment and recovery. We also would like to welcome back to MedNet21 Dr. Emily Kauffman. Emily is an associate professor of Emergency Medicine who is not only trained in Emergency Medicine but also Internal Medicine. Additionally, she is board certified in Addiction Medicine and championed Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid use disorder in the emergency department.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the initial assessment of the intoxicated patient or patient in withdrawal
  • Learn the different types of drug testing available, as well as how to interpret these tests
  • Recognize the common presenting signs of intoxication and withdrawal from common addictive substances
  • Describe treatment of intoxication and withdrawal, including any FDA-approved medications
  • Understand and differentiate the various clinical presentations in substance intoxication for stimulants, cannabis, and hallucinogens based on their mechanism of action
  • Recognize emerging patterns of illicit drug use as well as the complexity and paucity of effective clinical treatments

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Intoxication vs Withdrawal
  • Novel Drugs

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

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