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Team-Based Care to Address Psychiatric and Physical Health Co-morbidities in Persons with Opioid Use Disorders: Responding to Chicago’s Opioid Crisis
Steve Weinstein, MD, Medical Director, Thresholds; Tim Devitt, Psy.D, MS.Ed, Associate Vice President, Thresholds; J. Wesley Cook, DO, Family Physician, J. Wesley Cook, DO; Nicholas Chien, MD, Emergency Physician, Rush University Medical Center; Ruchi Fitzgerald, MD, FAAFP, Service Chief of Inpatient Addiction Medicine, PCC Community Wellness
Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, pharmacists, as well as allied professional staff and program administrators.
Credit Designations Available
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, and Pharmacy CE credit.
Module Description
According to provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over 81,000 drug overdose deaths occurred in the United States in the 12 months ending in May 2020, the highest number of overdose deaths ever recorded in a 12-month period. Most of these deaths are driven by the misuse of prescription and illicit opioids. Research also suggests that a significant number of people with an opioid use disorder also have a co-occurring psychiatric disorder as well as other physical health conditions, making engagement and care more complex. Please join us as we discuss how one treatment program in Chicago uses a team-based care approach to engage and address the psychiatric and health care needs of people with opioid use disorders.
Educational Objectives
  • Develop an understanding of psychiatric and health conditions common in people with opioid use disorder (OUD)
  • Identify effective treatment engagement strategies for people with OUD, particularly during COVID-19
  • Examine team-based treatment approaches to addressing psychiatric and health conditions in people with OUD
  • Explore the importance of networking and communicating with community medical and psychiatric providers to address client needs
  • Discuss effective strategies to reduce risk and opioid use disorder related harm
Method of participating in the learning process

In order to receive maximum credit, learners must: 

1. Review the materials provided.
2. Complete knowledge-based assessment questions to assess both prior knowledge and knowledge change following the activity
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.* 

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed.  Partial credit will not be awarded.

Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 04/21/2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 1H79TI086770 and 1H79TI085588 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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