ECHO-Chicago: Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department
- Define best practices in prescribing opioids from the ED;
- Discuss examples of opioid prescribing guidelines and strategies for implementation in a department or hospital;
- State how to use prescription monitoring programs in the ED;
- Identify opioid alternatives for acute pain management;
- Describe indications where an opioid alternative may be effective;
- Recall the definition of Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD or MAT) and its role in the ED;
- Identify which patients are most appropriate to start MOUD in the ED;
- Discuss the resources required for an individual provider and/or department to practice MOUD in the ED;
- Explain the evidence supporting take-home naloxone and its role in harm reduction;
- Identify which patients would benefit most from take-home naloxone and the laws that facilitate its distribution and use by lay persons;
- Recall infectious complications of opioid use disorder and appropriate treatment;
- Discuss how to incorporate infectious diseases screenings in the ED;
- Summarize the legal protections patients that use drugs have while being treated in the ED;
- Relate basic approaches to verbal de-escalation and the role law enforcement and security can play in the treatment of patients that use drugs;
- Review the terminology, pharmacokinetics, and toxidromes related to methamphetamines;
- Identify the most common complications from methamphetamine use and their presentation to the ED;
- Discuss management of acute and chronic complications of methamphetamine use disorder.
Agenda subject to change.
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UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO COURSE DIRECTORS
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
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