Emergency Medicine Management of Opioid Use Disorder

Maximizing the Impact and Reach of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (92453)

Session originally hosted September 2022

Despite its safety and effectiveness, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) remains underutilized and difficult to access. Interprofessional collaboration among care teams is often insufficient. Inadequate access, stigma, and a lack of awareness contribute to significant, persisting health disparities. Patients with other substance use disorders are rarely provided access to or education around MOUD.

In this training, we will discuss how MOUD access is a health equity issue and how some populations remain underserved, including Black, pregnant, incarcerated, adolescent, and rural individuals. We will provide strategies for outreach and raising awareness among patients, and we will explain how to best engage and utilize the entire care team, especially nursing. In addition, we will review how MOUD may be utilized by emergency medicine providers to assist patients with substance use disorders beyond opioid use disorder.

At the conclusion of this training, learners should be able to:

✓ Recite key statistics that highlight the significant racial disparities present in Michigan
✓ Conceptualize how inequitable MOUD access impacts health disparities and overdose rates
✓ Describe how access to treatment can be improved for underserved populations
✓ Propose methods to integrate care teams and utilize all specialties

✓ Summarize interventions that can be used in the ED for other substance use disorders

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Video length: 1 hour 52 minutes = 2.0 CME credits

Presenters: Andy King, MD; Arianna Campbell, PA-C; Nick Rademacher, MD, Cara Poland, MD, MEd

Review Date: September 15, 2022
Original Release Date: September 15, 2022
Termination Date: July 1, 2025

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 Michigan State University and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan. Michigan State University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Michigan State University designates this Enduring Material activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Summary of Financial Disclosures: All planners, reviewers, faculty presenters have nothing to disclose.
Commercial Support Disclosure: No commercial support was provided for this CME activity

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Marissa Natzke