Video Resources

Videos by Series: Webinars | Project ECHO | PMP Series | Best and  Promising Practice

Webinars

Webinars

58 Videos
Description

Alcohol Withdrawal for Nursing | February 23, 2024 | Amelia Hersey, PA-C

This program will cover withdrawal symptoms and assessment for patients with significant alcohol use histories. It will cover the Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA) as well as some treatment options for withdrawal symptoms. Lastly, we will discuss red flags/highest concern symptoms and when to escalate care.

Objectives

  • Understand the withdrawal process for alcohol
  • Feel competent in doing a Clinical Institute Withdrawal Assessment (CIWA)
  • Identify red flags for when alcohol withdrawal may be severe and life-threatening
Supporting Materials

PMP Series

Description

 Legal Issues and Controlled Substance Prescribing: How to Make It Work for ME | August 29, 2023 | Ben Townsend, Esquire, Elisabeth Fowlie Mock, MD, and Eric Haram, LADC

This webinar will build upon previous webinars on the topics of legal and regulatory requirements for controlled substance prescribing in Maine. In addition, ways to approach the prescribing of controlled substances from an office and organization level will be discussed. Time will be available to ask questions and offer up best practices.

Objectives

    • Understand the “Mandatory Use” and “Higher-Risk Prescriber” monitoring being done by the PMP
    • Review Maine laws and rules related to opioid and other controlled substance prescribing
    • Compare “Universal Precautions” policies and workflows intended to maximize patient safety and minimize prescriber risk
Supporting Materials

Best and Promising Practice

Description

Best and Promising Practice with Eric Steele, DO | February 28, 2024

Erik Steele, D.O. is a family physician practicing family medicine primary at the nonprofit primary care
and insurance company Martins Point Health Care. He is also the immediate past president of the Maine
Medical Association.

He has practiced primary care for more than 30 years, and emergency medicine in rural Maine hospitals

for more than 20 years. He has served in several leadership roles in healthcare, including as chief
medical officer of two large integrated delivery systems, CEO of a rural Maine hospital, and ED
administrator for a large tertiary hospital. He has led and participated in numerous collaboration
projects between different specialty areas of the health care delivery system, including between
emergency medicine and occupational medicine, emergency medicine and primary care. He was a
medical columnist for the Bangor Daily New for 17 years, and has written and presented frequently on a
broad range of health care topics.

His work as a primary care physician includes providing medication-assisted therapy to patients with
Opioid Use Disorder, which he describes as being one of the most fulfilling parts of routine family
medical care that he provides.

Dr Steele is a graduate of Bowdoin College, and the University of New England College of Osteopathic
Medicine. He did a rotating osteopathic internship at Kennedy Memorial Hospital in Stratford, New
Jersey, and his family medicine residency at Eastern Maine Medical Center in Bangor, Maine. He is board
certified in family medicine.

He is a recipient of the UNECOM Pioneer of Osteopathic Medicine Award, has been on UNECOM’s
clinical faculty for many years and served briefly on its board, has been a mentor to many of its
students, and is a long time supporter of UNECOM.

Dr. Steele lives with his family in Yarmouth, Maine.