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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 webinar 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.

A subsequent half-day training will delve more deeply into these issues, focusing on assessing and addressing suicidal ideation in those with substance use disorders.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for nurses. CCSME Provider Unit is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Accreditation status does not imply endorsement by ANCC, NE-MSD or CCSME Provider Unit.

1 contact hour pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors.

1 Category I contact hour for Psychologists are provided.
CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.

1 contact hour for CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Certificate of attendance for 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and other professionals.

Up to 1 CME contact hour for physicians and physician assistants. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation through the partnership of Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association to provide CME activities for physicians.