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The Short Game and the Long Game are both Life-Saving: State-of-the-Art Strategies in Caring for Opioid Use Disorder

Highly lethal opioids such as fentanyl have changed the opioid use disorder (OUD) landscape, and traditional OUD treatment options are not keeping up with the risks of opioid use. Dr. Stephen Martin will outline how new treatment models that offer swift and effective options for treatment have been shown to result in better outcomes for an increased number of patients.
Stephen Martin, MD, EdM, FAAFP, FASAM Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Benzodiazepines: Challenges and Solutions

Benzodiazepines: Challenges and Solutions

Benzodiazepines are powerful psychoactive substances that have many important uses in clinical practice. They also, however have been over utilized in inappropriate situations leading to physiologic dependence and addiction. The process of discontinuation or tapering can be challenging and lead to complex clinical situations and patient interactions. The standard of care for deprescribing has been a taper but there is emerging interest in evidence that alternative mechanisms for deprescribing may have a place in clinical practice. There is also a subset of patients who develop chronic sequela from long-term benzodiazepine use even after prolonged periods of abstinence.

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Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Practical Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

Identifying Emergent OB Issues: Practical Skills for Addiction Medicine Specialists

This three-part course will provide an overview of pregnancy care for addiction medicine specialists and their teams so that providers can learn how to identify potentially emergent issues when caring for pregnant women with SUD. Topics including physiological changes, common complaints, potential medical issues and complications, treatment, and care will be discussed throughout the timeline of prenatal to 23 weeks, 23 weeks to term, at term, and postpartum.

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When a Patient with Chronic Pain Loses their Provider

What are the best actions to take when patients in a community with chronic pain suddenly lose their healthcare provider? Patients on high-dose opioids often face challenges in finding new providers. What resources are available to support prescribers during this transition?

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Understanding the Complex Intersection of Co-Occurring Depression and Substance Use Disorders

Join us for an insightful presentation on the intricate relationship between co-occurring depression and substance use disorders. Learn about the challenges individuals face with both conditions, their interconnected nature, and evidence-based treatment approaches. Gain awareness, understand mutual reinforcement, and discover the importance of integrated interventions and multidisciplinary collaboration in addressing these issues.

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Urine Toxicology Testing in Substance Use Disorder Treatment

Urine toxicology testing can be a valuable tool in clinical decision-making when caring for patients with substance use disorders. It is crucial for providers to be familiar with the pros and cons of different types of testing and to have the skill to interpret the results.

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Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities: Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders an Overview

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Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities: Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders for Nurses and Nurse Leaders by Amelia Hersey

Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Facilities: Opioid and Alcohol Use Disorders for Nurses and Nurse Leaders

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New Strategies to Initiate Buprenorphine Therapy: Microdosing and Macrodosing