Opioid Withdrawal for Nursing

This program will cover the symptoms and management of opioid withdrawal including possible treatment options and how to assess patients using the Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS).

Objectives

  • Understand the withdrawal process for opioids
  • Feel competent calculating a Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale (COWS)
  • Identify some treatment options for withdrawal management

Audience:
Prescribing clinicians and their teams

Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Maine Medical Education Trust designates this regularly scheduled series for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

*Nurses and Nurse Practitioners will be awarded a certificate of participation with a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Contact Hours
1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals.
1 Category I contact hour for psychologists. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
1 contact hour for Alcohol and Drug Counselors pending approval by the Maine Board of Alcohol and Drug Counselors
1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.

Speaker

  • Amelia Hersey
    Amelia Hersey
    PA-C

    Amelia Hersey, PA-C, is the lead physician assistant with the Community Care and Geriatrics team at Penobscot Community Healthcare, working in skilled nursing and long-term care for the past 8 years. Also, she has been the lead provider for the New Horizons Detox Unit in Hampden (a ten-bed withdrawal management unit for acute opioid and alcohol withdrawal) since it opened in 2018. She began combining these two fields in 2018 by treating patients in skilled rehab and long-term care facilities who are on medication for opioid use disorder.

Date

Mar 29 2024
Expired!

Time

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Location

Webinar

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