Prescription Practices/Third Party Payer
Due to the lack of adequate treatment resources in our communities, patients are increasingly visiting the emergency department (ED) seeking treatment services for opioid use disorder (OUD). When left untreated, OUD is a disease that can have devastating consequences and is often fatal. Thus, it is critical that emergency clinicians are equipped with tools to manage patients with opioid use disorder. The use of medications, such as buprenorphine, has proven to be an effective intervention for OUD, substantially reducing mortality and increasing retention in treatment. In this session, members of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) will discuss the barriers to increasing access to this vital medication in EDs and how to leverage an innovative tool, a web/smart phone app, to help clinicians manage patients with OUD in the ED and save lives.
This session is accredited for the following accreditation types: CME, CNE, CPE, APA, AAFP, AAHCPAD*, NAADAC*, ASWB*
*State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit.