On-line Education Provides Understanding of Suboxone Treatment

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 On-line Education Provides Understanding of Suboxone Treatment. On this CME webcast, we are going to examine how buprenorphine and Suboxone fit into the management of the opioid-addicted patient in the hospital. To tell us how this works in the emergency department is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman. And to tell us about medication assisted treatment for inpatients is hospitalist and Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, Dr. Margaret Williams.

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What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: EXPLAIN why Medications-Assisted Treatment (MAT), specifically buprenorphine (suboxone) is effective for treatment of Opioid Use Disorder; DESCRIBE the importance of addressing opioid use disorder in all patient encounters, beginning with the Emergency Department.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • The role of the emergency department in treating opioid addiction
  • The role of medication assisted therapy in hospitalized patients
  • Project DAWN
  • RREACT
  • Management of opioid-dependent patients who are NPO
  • DEA-X waivers

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 Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn about Insomnia on On-line CME Webcast. For many people, insomnia is a nightly occurrence, leading to nocturnal frustration and daytime fatigue. On this CME webcast, we’re going to explore insomnia, what causes it and what you can advise your patients to do about it. Our guests today are specialists in sleep medicine. Dr. Meena Khan is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and of Neurology, and Dr. Jesse Mindel, who is an Assistant Professor of Neurology.

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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 basic approaches to insomnia treatment; REVIEW available behavioral and pharmacologic therapies for insomnia; Describe the epidemiology and health implications of chronic insomnia; DESCRIBE the psychological characteristic of those with chronic insomnia; and DESCRIBE the behavioral and environmental factors that perpetuate chronic insomnia.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Common causes of insomnia
  • Normal sleep patterns
  • Melatonin
  • Sleep binging
  • Circadian rhythm disturbances
  • Eye patches and background noise recordings
  • Antihistamines
  • Approach to the patient who wakes up and cannot fall back to sleep
  • Approach to temporary situational insomnia

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.