Innovations in Substance Use Disorders Treatment for Older Adults


Date of CE Release: 05/06/2021

Date of CE Expiration: 05/06/2022

Learner Notification

 

Faculty:

Rebecca Radue, MD
William S. Middleton Memorial Veteran's Hospital
 
Laurel Bessey, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
 
Jenny Tumba, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health
 
Melanie Scharrer, MD
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine

 

Summary: As the opioid epidemic rages across the United States and awareness of substance use disorders grows within our culture, older adults living with substance use disorders remain an underserved segment of the greater population of those with addictive disorders. Studies have demonstrated that clinicians continue to screen and treat older adults at a lower rate than younger adults and adolescents, in spite of the fact that older adults are at least as likely, if not more likely, to respond to treatment for substance use disorders and be able to sustain meaningful recovery. This session aims to provide a review of the literature on opioid and alcohol use disorders in older adults, including management of acute withdrawal, treatment in recovery, and complications that can arise for patients who have these use disorders. We will review epidemiology, diagnosis, management and treatment of these conditions.

 

UAN: JA4008163-9999-21-070-H04-P
Activity Type: Knowledge Based

Objectives for Webinar:

1. At the end of this session, attendees will describe the scope of the problem of substance use disorders in older adults, and recognize the importance of screening for substance use disorders in a geriatric psychiatry practice setting.
2. At the end of this session, attendees will utilize DSM-5 criteria and evidence-based screening tools to evaluate older adults for substance use disorders.
3. At the end of this session, attendees will describe the evidence base for diagnosis, treatment, and management of opioid and alcohol use disorders in older adults.
4. At the end of this session, attendees will apply evidence-based guidelines and recommendations in the treatment of substance use disorders in older adults.

 

Acknowledgement of Support
This webinar is supported in part by an unrestricted educational grant provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

 

Accreditation Statement

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry.  Amedco LLC 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.

 

Physicians

Amedco LLC designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

 

Nurses

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of1.0 ANCC contact hours.

 

Pharmacists

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 knowledge-based CPE contact hours.

 

Psychologists

Amedco LLC designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 psychologist contact hours. 

 

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Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

The following table of disclosure information is provided to learners and contains the relevant financial relationships that each individual in a position to control the content disclosed to Amedco.  All of these relationships were treated as a conflict of interest, and have been resolved.  (C7 SCS 6.1-­‐6.2, 6.5)

 

All individuals in a position to control the content of CE are listed in the program book. If their name is not listed below, they disclosed that they had no relevant financial relationships.

 

Rebecca Radue

No relevant financial relationship exists

Laurel Bessey No relevant financial relationship exists
Jenny Tumba No relevant financial relationship exists
Melanie Scharrer No relevant financial relationship exists

 

 

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