The Art of SUD Communication

Pittsburgh, PA US
June 30, 2021

The purpose of this educational activity is to enhance the attendees' comfort level discussing substance use with members. Features include review of SUD as a chronic disease, impact of stigma on care delivery, and brief intervention techniques.     

        

Time

Content

Presenter

9:00 – 9:15am

Review of the three main parts of the brain impacted by substance use

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

9:15-9:30am

Review of SUD stigma and its impact on the individual and healthcare professionals

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

9:30-10:00am

Review of the SBIRT model and MI techniques

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

 

Target Audience

RNs / SW / Health Coaches / Dieticians

Learning Objectives

  1. Explain the neurobiology of SUD and highlight common features SUD shares with other chronic diseases
  2. Explore stigma associated with SUD and its implications on healthcare
  3. Recognize one’s own beliefs and attitudes that could undermine engagement
  4. Introduce the SBIRT model as an approach to structure a brief session addressing substance use and identify MI techniques that enhance the implementation of SBIRT
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC 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
Course opens: 
06/10/2021
Course expires: 
07/17/2021
Event starts: 
06/30/2021 - 9:00am
Event ends: 
06/30/2021 - 10:00am

Time

Content

Presenter

9:00 – 9:15am

Review of the three main parts of the brain impacted by substance use

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

9:15-9:30am

Review of SUD stigma and its impact on the individual and healthcare professionals

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

9:30-10:00am

Review of the SBIRT model and MI techniques

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC

UPMC Health Plan
600 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
United States

Abbey Cercone, LCSW, CAADC   CBH; Manager

Ms. Cercone began working with the SUD population in2008 and became a certified advanced alcohol and drug counselor in 2010.  Her direct care experience incudes dual roles as an evaluator and therapist in various levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization, and intensive outpatient.

 

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.

CCM CE will be provided:  1.0 CE and sent from UPMC Health Plan nurse planner

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 1.0 continuing education credits.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ANCC
    UPMC 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
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