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CME - Urine Drug Screening is a Course

CME - Urine Drug Screening


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Full course description




1 hour







In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



What you'll learn

Clinicians will learn current best practices for identifying and treating patients with substance use related problems.

During this module, we provide a general understanding of the role of UDS in our management of patients on controlled substances and/or those struggling with substance use disorders and how these tests can be used as one component of our overall management plan. We provide a framework for interpreting results, with a particular focus on opioids. We also provide examples of how to frame conversations around urine drug screen results. We hope that you will leave empowered to accurately interpret urine drug screen results and have conversations with your patients about the results.

What you'll do:

  1. Explain indications for urine toxicology testing
  2. Explain overall role of testing results in your medical treatment plan
  3. Describe the difference between point of care and confirmatory testing
  4. Interpret urine drug screens, with a particular emphasis on opioids and an understanding cross reactivity and adulterated samples
  5. Practice having open, non-judgmental conversations with patients around unexpected urine toxicology testing results

View other modules or enroll in all 12 Addiction Medicine modules here.

Who this course is designed for:

Clinicians, healthcare workers, healthcare managers

What you'll receive:

Upon successfully completing the course the participant will be able to claim their CME (1.0 credit).


Meet the instructors

Randi Sokol,MD, MPH, MMedED - Assistant Professor

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, completed Family Medicine Residency at UC-Davis, and earned a Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT - Clinical Assistant Professor

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University where he teaches courses on healthcare quality improvement, substance use prevention, behavioral health integration, and motivational interviewing.