Opioid Alternatives and medication-assisted Treatment 

 Thursday, January 24, 2019

3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET   I   2:00 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. CT

An estimated two million Americans are currently abusing or misusing prescription opioids. When patients present to the ED, practitioners are accustomed to prescribing opioids for acute pain. However, many non-opioid options are available.

When patients with opioid use disorder present to the ED in withdrawal, ED physicians can do more than just manage symptoms. The ED physician can play a role in improved access to evidence-based medication-assisted treatment options.

Join Dr. Alexis LaPietra, Medical Director of the Emergency Medicine Pain Management Program and founder and creator of the Alternatives to Opioids (ALTOSM) program at St Joseph’s Health in Paterson, NJ and Dr. Reuben Strayer, emergency physician at Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY to learn how to minimize opioid exposures and maximize medication-assisted treatment opportunities in the ED. Do not miss this opportunity to interact with our esteemed experts live.

Registration is required, so please register today. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email which will contain the login details.

Target Audience:  If you are a physician, nurse, pharmacist or other health care team member in the states of Delaware, Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia who works to improve care coordination, we encourage you to register today for this informative program.

1.0 Free CEUs

Quality Insights is working with Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative (PRHI)* to obtain 1.0 free CNE, CME or CPE contact hours for attending this session and completing the post-session evaluation. If you are unable to attend, the presentation will be offered as an enduring material that will offer CNE, CME and CPE contact hours on My Quality Insights.

*This activity has been submitted to the Pittsburgh Regional Health Initiative, Center for Perfecting Patient Care

SM for approval to award contact hours. PRHI, Center for Perfecting Patient Care is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint sponsorship of the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the Jewish Healthcare Foundation. The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 The University of Pittsburgh Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education. The assigned universal program number(s) is pending.

This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours (0.1 CEU) of continuing education credit. Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of this program including: attending the full session, completing and submitting a self-graded post-test with an 80% pass rate, completing and submitting a program evaluation and CPE Verification and Designation Form.

 Faculty Disclosure

Faculty for this activity have been required to disclose all relationships with any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services, with the exemption of non-profit or government organizations and non-health care related companies.

Contact Us Today

Delaware: Jami Jones, 877.987.4687, Ext. 116

Louisiana:  Kym Herrin, 225.248.7068

New Jersey: Nicole Skyer-Brandwene, 732.238.5570, Ext. 2099

Pennsylvania: Carol Hann, 877.346.6180, Ext. 7826

West Virginia: Carol Matheny, 304.346.9864, Ext. 4230