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CME - Inpatient Management of OUD


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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 an approach for helping identify and support patients entering the hospital with an Opioid Use Disorder. We discuss the importance of treating all patients for their OUD while they are in the hospital, how to select and initiate the appropriate evidence-based medicines, and role of discharge planning in connecting patients to long-term treatment options after they leave the hospital. We also provide a framework for managing patients’ acute pain on top of treating their OUD. We provide sample communication strategies to guide conversations around treatment of both OUD and pain. We hope learners will leave this module empowered to safely and effectively treat patients who come into the hospital with OUD as well as those experiencing pain.

What you'll do:

  1. Explain the importance of initiating MAT in the hospital for all patients with OUD
  2. Describe when to choose buprenorphine-naloxone versus methadone
  3. For patients not already on medications for OUD (MOUD), for buprenorphine-naloxone and methadone, explain how to do an induction using COWS withdrawal protocol, tapering vs maintenance dosing, and discharge planning for long-term OUD treatment
  4. For patients already on MOUD, explain how to engage in maintenance and monitoring
  5. List comfort medication options
  6. Take a brief addiction hx
  7. Describe principles and options for management of acute pain for patients on buprenorphine-naloxone and methadone for OUD

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.