2024 UPMC Addiction Medicine Provider Fair Education Session

Pittsburgh, PA US

The 2024 UPMC Addiction Medicine Provider Fair will contain an educational component focusing on alcohol use disorder awareness and the management of alcohol withdrawal in the acute care setting.

Persons living with alcohol use disorder are frequently found in the acute care setting. Despite the regularity of treating and engaging patients with alcohol use disorder, the standard of care provided to the patients in the acute care setting often falls below those receiving care and not living with any substance use disorder. Withdrawal and pain are often mismanaged, leading to longer patient stays or patients leaving against medical advice. Physicians, nurses, and social workers often miss opportunities to have compassionate conversations with patients living with alcohol use disorder with the aim of promoting the patient’s overall health.

Target Audience

Physicians, Nurses, Social Workers

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify addiction as a disease process
  • Understand resources available to aid in treatment
  • Provide outreach and empathy to afflicted persons
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
04/19/2024
Course expires: 
05/17/2024

The 2024 UPMC Addiction Medicine Provider Fair will contain an educational component focusing on alcohol use disorder awareness and the management of alcohol withdrawal in the acute care setting.

Persons living with alcohol use disorder are frequently found in the acute care setting. Despite the regularity of treating and engaging patients with alcohol use disorder, the standard of care provided to the patients in the acute care setting often falls below those receiving care and not living with any substance use disorder. Withdrawal and pain are often mismanaged, leading to longer patient stays or patients leaving against medical advice. Physicians, nurses, and social workers often miss opportunities to have compassionate conversations with patients living with alcohol use disorder with the aim of promoting the patient’s overall health.

Knowledge: As substance use disorder continues to carry significant social stigma, there is a knowledge gap of what patients need regarding treatment and what providers learn about treating substance use disorder.

Competence: Withdrawal management is a skill that physicians and nurses can often develop over time while developing their clinical judgment. Recognizing and being able to speak about alcohol use disorder with patients is a skill that all clinicians must possess to maximize the benefits of care to patients living with alcohol use disorder.

 

Performance: Need to call on existing resources to support patients living with SUD

UPMC Mercy
1400 Locust Street
Clark Auditorium
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Course Director: Todd Harvey, MSN, RN, CARN

Additional Planning Committee: Sharon Gould, MSN, RN; Anthony Pizon, MD; Ian Cummins, MSN, RN; Chris Schneider, BSN, RN; Mara Mooney, BSN, RN; William Bayer, MSW; Kelly Moran BSN, RN

 

 

 

 

 

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:  No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients to disclose.

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physician (CME)

The University of Pittsburgh designates this [replace with applicable format: live, enduring or blended] activity for a maximum of __2.0_ AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 

Nursing (CNE)

The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is _2.0_ contact hours.

 

Social Work

As a Jointly Accredited Organization, University of Pittsburgh is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. University of Pittsburgh maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive _2.0__ continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.

 

Available Credit

  • 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 2.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 2.00 ASWB
  • 2.00 Attendance
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