Substance Use and Older Adults - PERU 9.1.22
University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)
This activity will provide healthcare professionals information regarding the impact of substance use on patients age 50 and over. The training focuses on the changing face of older Americans, the impact of various drugs and alcohol on older adults, the difficulties with applying the diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 due to age-related issues, Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Use in Aging, and Create an Environment Responsive to Older Adults. By the conclusion of the training, attendees should be able to do the following:
Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Techs, Psychologists, Social Workers, Peer Specialists, Case Managers, License Professional Counselors, and Public Health
- Review the prevalence of substance use disorder (SUD), opioid use disorder (OUD), and alcohol use disorder (AUD) among older adults
- Recognize risk factors associated with SUD among older adults
- Identify common co-occurring SUD and mental health conditions among older adults
- Discuss screening, diagnosing, and treating SUD for older adults
- Identify barriers to treatment for older adults with SUD
- Explain risk and protective factors for older adults
Welcome, Introductions, & Training Overview
Prevalence of Co-Occurring Disorders for Older Adults
Risk and Protective Factors for Substance Use in Aging
Development Issues of Aging
Create an Environment Responsive to Older Adults
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
Lori Abbott, MA LPC, Associate Program Implementation Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)
Jessica Northcott, MSW, LCSW, Associate Program Implementation Specialist, University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU)
Disclosure Statement: 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 2.0 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 2.0 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 2.0 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Social Work (ASWB)
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.
- 2.00 AAPA Category I CME
- 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 ANCCUPMC 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