Words Matter – Terms to Use and Avoid When Talking About Addiction: A CME/CE Activity

Sponsor: National Institute on Drug Abuse self-paced activity with CME/CE released July 15, 2021; Expiration date for CME/CE – September 15, 2023 This CME/CE activity informs clinicians on how they can show leadership in how language can destigmatize the disease of addiction. It is focused on using person-first language, as well as terms to avoid to reduce stigma and negative bias when discussing addiction. Target Audience This activity is intended for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists,… Read more »

Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Demystifying HCV Treatment in At-Risk Populations

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center Recorded on January 11, 2022 Part 3 of the “Myth-Busting HCV Treatment Series” explored the advances in the treatment of HCV to the clinical management of PWID and SUD and various monitoring strategies that can be used during HCV treatment and follow-up for hard-to-reach populations. Speaker:  Marguerite Beiser, NP, Director of HCV Services, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program Topics: Harm Reduction/Safe Injection Hepatitis C Substance use… Read more »

Myth-Busting HCV Treatment: Interdisciplinary HCV Screening, Treatment and Follow-up

Sponsor: New England AIDS Education and Training Center Recorded on December 7, 2021: this recording is NOT certified for continuing education credit. Recorded discussion of the role of the interdisciplinary team in completing the essential components of HCV treatment assessment, service delivery for marginalized populations, and outreach to individuals experiencing SUD. Speakers from the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program: Savanna Shores, RN, BSN, HCV Team Nurse Giavanna Wilson, Case Manager, HCV Services Khadija… Read more »

A Primer on Stimulant Use Disorder: A Growing Concern

On-demand, self-paced Release date: December 1, 2021 The contact hours for this session expire: January 31, 2023 Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association This presentation will explore stimulant use disorders in the adult population. The neuroscience changes as a result of a SUD will be explored along with the signs and symptoms that often present with the diagnosis and potential treatment options. Presenter: Laura G Leahy, DrNP, APRN, PMH-CNS/FNP, CARN-AP,… Read more »

Substance-Exposed Pregnancies: What to Know As They Grow

On-Demand Sponsor: Opioid Response Network in collaboration with the American Psychiatric Nurses Association This presentation will explore how substance use during pregnancy impacts the maternal/fetal development and increases the neurological vulnerabilities of the neonate.  The unique challenges and opportunities of providing care to a substance-exposed pregnancy will be explored.  The importance of screening procedures will be discussed and how the information obtained during the screening influences the treatment plan. Presenter: Kathleen Schachman, PhD, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, FIAAN… Read more »

Improving Clinical Practice with Patients who have Stimulant Use Disorder (StUD): Performance in Practice (PIP) and Self-Assessment (SA) Activity

Sponsor: American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry On-Demand training expiring on Nov. 15, 2024 Target Audience: This activity is designed to improve the competence, performance, and patient outcomes of physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health care professionals. Learners will determine individual practice gaps and address them through a performance improvement plan. Learners will assess and evaluate performance techniques used in their practices. Our goal: The overall objective of this activity is to guide you through… Read more »

Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System recorded webinar available February 5, 2021 to February 5, 2024 Presenter(s): Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College Target Audience: Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams. Webinar Description: The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices… Read more »

Quality Medical Care for People Who Use Drugs

Sponsor: Providers Clinical Support System Recorded webinar – January 2021 Presenter(s): Brad Finegood, MA, LMHC, Strategic Advisor, Public Health – Seattle & King County; Judith Tsui, MD, MPH, Physician, UW Medicine; Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD, Physician, UW Medicine; Richard Waters, MD, Physician, Site Medical Director – Housing & Street Outreach, Neighborcare Health Target Audience: This activity is designed to meet the needs of primary care physicians, specialty care physicians, allied professional staff, and program administrators. Webinar… Read more »

Addiction and the Brain: A Focus on Opiates

Sponsor: Smart Recovery: Life beyond Addiction A free prerecorded webinar -on demand This podcast focuses on Opiates; adding awareness of the ways in which Addiction shows itself-in today’s opiate crisis, but much more broader. To access click here

Improving Cultural Competencies for Beahavioral Health Professionals

Sponsor: Think Cultural Health – A US Department of Health and Human Services sponsored site Cultural and linguistic competency is recognized as an important strategy for improving the quality of care provided to clients from diverse backgrounds. The goal of this e-learning program is to help behavioral health professionals increase their cultural and linguistic competency. To register click here This program is approved for 5 Contact hours for LADC’s. See registration for details on additional… Read more »