Recognition and management of patients with OUD: Treatment, harm reduction and naloxone
Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a life-threatening and often iatrogenic disease. For anyone who uses opioids for treatment of chronic pain, it is expected that some patients will develop opioid use disorders. In some studies as many as 25% of patients on chronic opioids develop OUD. In this lecture, Dr. Stader describes how to recognize and screen for OUD, and makes a compelling case for why primary care clinicians have a duty to continue to care for patients who develop opioid use disorders. The lecture also explores the strong evidence behind medications for addiction treatment (MAT) and introduces how to start incorporating buprenorphine into clinical practice. Lastly, the lecture covers harm reduction and how to best utilize naloxone and counseling for overdose prevention.
This pre-recorded webinar, by speaker Don Stader, MD, FACEP, will take an estimated 75 minutes to complete.
Advanced Practice Clinicians
- Discuss screening for OUD in primary care practice.
- Analyze the benefits of medication for addiction treatment.
- Apply processes to incorporate buprenorphine prescribing into your practice.
- Identify strategies for harm reduction, especially the access to naloxone.
This is webinar 7 of 8 for the Compass Opioid Stewardship Certificate Program
Don Stader, MD, FACEP
Don Stader, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician, opioid expert, film producer and innovator. He works at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood, CO, where he serves as the section chair of emergency medicine and associate ED medical director. Stader holds a medical degree with honors from Baylor College of Medicine and attended emergency medicine residency at Carolinas Medical Center. He is the Past President of the Colorado chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians (COACEP) and former President of the Emergency Medicine Resident's Association (EMRA). He is also founder and past chair of Colorado ACEP's Opioid Task Force, Editor-in-Chief of COACEP's 2017 Opioid Prescribing and Treatment Guidelines and the leader of CO's CURE, an effort to create multidisciplinary opioid prescribing and treatment guidelines for the state of Colorado. Stader is the Senior Pain Management and Opioid Policy Physician Adviser for the Colorado Hospital Association and serves on multiple national and local committees addressing the opioid epidemic in Colorado and across the nation. He is the founder and chair emeritus of the nonprofit, The Emergency Medical Minute, which provides free online emergency medical education via podcasts and video.
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- 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™