DEA MATE - Activity 2 - Substance Use Screening and Treatment Approach in the ED – Opioids
Activity 2 of the ACMT DEA MATE Act Substance Use Disorder Educational package consists of 20-minute or less modules that were originally created for a SAMHSA-funded project called "Frontline: Training Emergency Medicine Residents and Medical Toxicology Fellows to Effectively Screen, Assess, and Treat Patients with Substance Use Disorder." The goal of this project was to provide the same level of training that a Medical Toxicologist might receive on how to provide consultation on SUD patients in the ED to a multidisciplinary emergency department team and staff. The idea being that expanded competency in the ED would result in more cohesive team treatment and better patient outcomes. This activity features highlights from the ACMT SAMHSA curriculum that have a specific focus on opioids. Check the course syllabus for more info.
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Length of Activity: ~ 2 hours
All Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners who treat patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and dentists.This requirement applies to new or renewing DEA registrants.
- Contrast aspects of addiction and physical dependence.
- Identify the best screening and assessment protocol that can be integrated into existing workflows of a busy Emergency Department.
- Identify the principles of motivational interviewing.
- Describe the pharmacology of Methadone and Naltrexone.
- Identify strategies used to beat a urine drug screen and how they can be detected.
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ACMT DEA MATE Act SUD Education
This course consists of 4 separate activities which satisfy the new, eight-hour education requirement issued by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to meet the conditions of the MATE Act for all registered practitioners on treating and managing patients with opioid or other substance use disorders.
- Activity 1: Clinical Updates on Substance Use Disorder (2.75 CR)
- Activity 2: Substance Use Screening and Treatment Approach in the ED – Opioids (1.50 CR)
- Activity 3: Substance Use Screening and Treatment Approach in the ED – Non-Opioids (1.25 CR)
- Activity 4: Highlights from Addiction Toxicology Case Conferences (3.0 CR)
Attendees can register for each activity separately as meets their needs or interest, or sign up for the 4-activity package (a $40 savings!). When taken together, the 4 activities add up to meet the full 8 credits required to maintain DEA licensure.
Total Activity Length: around 2 hours (110 minutes)
SAMHSA Module: Substance Use Disorder 101: Understanding the Difference Between Addiction and Physical Dependence | 17 min
Kurt Kleinschmidt, MD, FACMT, FASAM, Professor of Emergency Medicine, Division of Medical Toxicology, UT Southwestern Medical Center; Medical Director, Perinatal Intervention Program, Parkland Health and Hospital System, Dallas, TX
In this module, the speaker contrasts aspects of addiction and physical dependence, defines addiction, and determines the disease treated by detoxification.
SAMHSA Module: Screening for and Assessment of Substance Use Disorders in the ED | 19 min
Alaina R. Steck, MD, FACMT, FASAM, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
In this module, the speaker identifies the best screening and assessment protocol that can be integrated into existing workflows of a busy Emergency Department as well as discusses how to implement universal screening for SUD in Emergency Department patients.
SAMHSA Module: Motivational Interviewing in the ED | 16 min
Henry D. Swoboda, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine & Psychiatry, Rush University, Chicago, IL
This module focuses on motivational interviewing, defining its principles and goals.
SAMHSA Module: Methadone | 20 min
Timothy Wiegand, MD, FACMT, FAACT, DFASAM, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of Toxicology and the Toxicology/Addiction Consult Service, Strong Memorial Hospital, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
In this module, the speaker describes important elements related to the history of methadone use for the treatment of opioid use disorder and chronic pain in the United States. He describes the pharmacology of methadone, identifies methadone PEARLS for the Emergency Department, and discusses common medico-legal issues with methadone.
SAMHSA Module: Extended Release Intramuscular Naltrexone in Opioid Use Disorder Treatment | 21 min
Henry D. Swoboda, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Rush University, Chicago, IL
The speaker in this module focuses on the patient who is a likely candidate for medicated assisted abstinence. He contrasts the risks and benefits of naltrexone compared to other medications and goes through the indications for naltrexone. Lastly, he identifies the common side effects of naltrexone that all healthcare providers should be aware of.
SAMHSA Module: Urine Drug Testing: Interpretation Basics and Pitfalls | 17 min
Rachel S. Wightman, MD, Director of Medical Toxicology Education, Department of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI
In this module, the speaker review the advantages and disadvantages of urine screening. She identifies at least two reasons for conducting a urine screen and discusses when a confirmatory test should be conducted. Lastly, she identifies various strategies used to beat a drug screen and how they can be detected.
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