Opioid Use Disorder In Skilled Nursing Facilities

7/29/21 at 1:00 pm–7/29/21 at 3:00 pm Register

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In 2020 in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, drug overdoses rose nearly 30 percent and deaths from overdose rose to more than 93,000 – the most ever recorded in a single year. The opioid epidemic is devastating communities across the country, and health care access points, like skilled nursing facilities, can have a profound impact on mitigating the effects of this epidemic. Whether by practices such as identifying key prescribing practices, understanding the complexities of the Opioid epidemic, or understanding considerations for treating OUD, these provider-patient relationships and interactions are key opportunities for addressing these disturbing trends.

Join us on Thursday July 29 from 1-2 EST as Dr. Richard Juman explains why skilled nursing facilities are uniquely positioned to combat the opioid epidemic through re-thinking prescribing practices, identifying opportunities for medication assisted treatment, and other strategies to help to curb this worsening epidemic.

Learning Objectives: 

– Understand the origins and complexities of the U.S. Opioid Epidemic

– Identify key prescribing practices to reduce opioid overdose

– List at least three elements of the DSM-5 Criteria for Opioid Use Disorder

– Discuss considerations for treating Opioid Use Disorder in Skilled Nursing Facilities

– Recognize potential effects of Medication Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorder