WLA - Substance Use Disorder in Hospice Patients

This course is designed as an introduction to caring for patients with substance use disorder (SUD) for hospice interdisciplinary teams. Strategies that can be used for treatment of SUD and pain management for patients with SUDs are presented in the context of a patient case study.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, the learner should be able to:

  1. Identify substance use disorder as a treatable, chronic medical disease with associated multi-morbidity that affects patients, families, and care teams.
  2. Identify behaviors that may be concerning for opioid misuse.
  3. List at least three risk factors for the development of substance use disorder.
  4. Discuss the mechanism of action and pharmacology of buprenorphine in treatment of addiction, including how it can affect treatment of pain..
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.50 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 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
06/01/2021
Course expires: 
06/01/2024
WISER
United States

PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBER(S): 

Julie Childers, MD

Jessica Merlin, MD

Rhonda Martini, MSW, LCSW

 

COURSE DIRECTOR(S): 

Lisa Sheehan, MSN, RN, VA-BC

Gabrielle Langmann, MD

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 of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of  (0.5)  AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.   Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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

  • 0.50 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 Patient Safety/Risk Management
  • 0.50 Attendance
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