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CME- Inpatient Management of AUD is a Course

CME- Inpatient Management of AUD


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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 evidence-based approaches and tools for identifying and managing patients with Alcohol Use Disorder when they are admitted to the hospital. We will emphasize key questions to ask that guide decision points around withdrawal management that include medication choice, dosing and scheduling, and duration of treatment. We hope you will leave equipped with an approach that safely supports patients when they are in the hospital and also considers long-term planning so they can continue to engage in treatment after they leave the hospital, if they are interested.

What you'll do:

  1. For patients presenting to the hospital with AUD, explain the importance of starting withdrawal protocol
  2. List the complications and expected timing of complications from alcohol withdrawal -Identify key questions to ask patients to aid in withdrawal management
  3. Use CIWA protocol to manage patients with alcohol withdrawal, including medication choice (lorazepam, diazepam, phenobarbital) and use of symptom-triggered versus scheduled medications
  4. Discuss discharge planning/next step options for patients (ie what is their "sobriety plan?")

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.