Alcohol Use Disorder Overview Training PERU-12.1.22
Program Evaluation Research Unit (PERU)
This activity will provide healthcare professionals with an understanding of the prevalence and effects of alcohol misuse. Healthcare professionals will also learn how to diagnose alcohol use disorders, discuss behavior change and harm reduction strategies with patients, and treat those with alcohol use disorder.
• Describe the physical, social, and mental effects of alcohol use.
• Use guidelines to differentiate between lower-risk and higher-risk alcohol use.
• Recognize the signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication and overdose.
• Identify the pharmacotherapies available for management of alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD).
• Discuss the risks and benefits of pharmacotherapies approved for treatment of AUD.
Alcohol Use Disorder Overview Training (Agenda/Timeline)
Time Topic Presenter(s)
5 Minutes Welcome, Introductions, & Program Overview • PERU
5 Minutes Review of the prevalence and impact of alcohol use • PERU
5 Minutes Review lower risk alcohol use limits • PERU
20 Minutes Signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication, overdose, and
20 Minutes Strategies to discuss alcohol use and determine most
appropriate treatment options
5 Minutes Questions and Discussion • PERU
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
Alli Clevenger, MPH
Abby Cotton, MPH, CPH
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 proprietary entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients 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.
The University of Pittsburgh School designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.0 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 1.0 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.
- 1.00 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.
- 1.00 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.00 ASWB
- 1.00 Attendance