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Opioid Lunch and Learn Series: Medication Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Room Setting: The VA Connecticut Model for Initiation of Buprenorphine in the Psychiatric ER - Recording

August 22, 2019
Webinar

Noon - 1 p.m.

Registration is open to HANYS Members and Non-Members.

HANYS’ Statewide Opioid Addiction Prevention and Management Collaborative supports members’ efforts to improve the delivery of care to patients experiencing opioid addiction and manage the care of patients with substance use disorders. Our Opioid Lunch and Learn sessions focus on key themes identified through member feedback in regional roundtable sessions, including alternative pain management, coordination of care, data implications, stigma and prescribing practices and protocols.

Opioid Lunch and Learn: Medication Assisted Treatment in the Emergency Room Setting: The VA Connecticut Model for Initiation of Buprenorphine in the Psychiatric ER

Speaker:
Brian Fuehrlein, MD PhD, director, psychiatric emergency room, VA Connecticut Healthcare System and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale University

Opioid use disorder is a rapidly growing and increasingly deadly illness. The use of medications as a treatment for opioid use disorder is a critical element to long-term success. VA Connecticut has a unique model for initiating buprenorphine in an emergency room setting. This webinar will provide attendees with an overview of this model. Case examples will be discussed.

At the end of this webinar, attendees will be able to:

  • describe the severity of opioid use disorder
  • identify the various levels of care and how the emergency department can play a role
  • distinguish one model for the initiation of buprenorphine in a psychiatric emergency room setting

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Registration Deadline
Please register online by August 21 in order to receive any necessary updates/information about this event.

If you have questions regarding registration please contact Registration Support at learning@hanys.org or at (518) 431-7867.

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