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The Emergency Department's Role in Stemming the Tide of Opioid Misuse

Oct 18, 201712:00pm EDT1 hour
The Emergency Department can be an entry point for treatment, a safety net or in some cases, a place to obtain drugs. This 1 hour webinar presented by James Wolak, MD, will explore how the ED can be part of the solution. Participants will learn ways to respond to acute withdrawal, to analyze the differences in the presentations of pain verses drug seeking behavior, to limit misuse of substances and to address chronic and acute suicidal ideation that frequently accompanies substance use disorders.

Dr. Wolak will offer a subsequent half-day training that will delve more deeply into these issues. In particular, he will focus on assessing and addressing suicidal ideation in those with substance use disorders.