Addressing Stimulant Use with Patients (PERU) (Online)

This training will provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of:

  1. The impacts of patient stimulant use on patient health
  2. How to utilize evidence-based approaches to identify and address stimulant use and stimulant use disorder with patients
  3. How to treat and manage stimulant use through the continuum of care.

This training can easily be applied to many healthcare settings to increase providers’ ability to address stimulant use among patients. Increased knowledge and awareness of professionals on how to address, treat and manage stimulant use and stimulant use disorder will enhance interprofessional collaborations throughout and between each of these healthcare settings.

Target Audience

Nurse
Nurse Practitioner
Physician
Physician Assistant
Psychologist
Social Worker

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the Low Back Pain (LBP) multi-course training, you will:

  • Identify the physical, mental, and social health consequences of stimulant use.
  • Describe the barriers to treatment for stimulant use.
  • Summarize the role of SBIRT in the care of patients with stimulant use.
  • Introduce substance use screening to patients as a part of standard healthcare.
  • Use screening tools to assess health risk levels related to stimulant use.
  • Discuss patient stimulant use using the POLAR*S model.
  • Evaluate the impact of provider language and actions on patient stimulant use treatment outcomes.
  • Connect patients to the appropriate level of care for treatment.
  • Coordinate effective transitions between levels of treatment care.
  • Manage the medication treatment regimen for stimulant misuse.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
01/10/2023
Course expires: 
01/10/2026

Disclaimer Statement

The information presented at this CME program represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.  Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses

https://www.peru.pitt.edu/
United States

Planning Committee:
Brianna McDonough, MPH, CPH; - Manager of Training and Instructional Design, T&C, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Heather Santa, MS, MA - Program Manager, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Marty Landolina, MEd - Senior Training Coordinator, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Jessica Northcott, MSW, LCSW - Program Manager, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
David Beck, EdD, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA - Associate Dean for Interprofessional Studies, SHRS | Chair, Department of PA Studies | Director and Associate Professor, PA Studies Program, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Danielle Zalenski, RN - Ambulatory Detox Nurse at UPMC 
Julie Kmiec, DO - Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh

Course Director:
Abby Cotton, MPH, CPH- Deputy Director, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh
Sharon Sumansky, MS - Director, IHSI, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU), University of Pittsburgh

Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, 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 to disclose.

Accreditation and credit designation 

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 School designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 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 3.0 contact hours. 

Physician Assistant (AAPA) 

The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 3.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.   

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

  • 3.00 AAPA Category I CME
  • 3.00 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.
  • 3.00 ANCC
    UPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
  • 3.00 Attendance
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