Learn About Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 Learn About Clinical Presentations of Substance Intoxication and Withdrawal on our webcast. For thousands of years, almost every human society has used drugs in one form or another for their intoxicating effects. And our society is different only in that we now have access to many different drugs, both naturally occurring from plants and synthetically produced in chemical labs. Because of this, physicians need to know about the clinical presentations of more substances than ever before. To tell us about the recognition and management of substance intoxication and withdrawal, we welcome back addiction medicine specialist and Associate Professor of Psychiatry Dr. Julie Teater and also Assistant Professor from both the departments of Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman.

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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.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Alcohol and opioid withdrawal treatment
  • Common causes of intoxication

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 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.