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Presenter(s): Brian Fuehrlein, MD, PhD; Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Yale School of Medicine; Director of the Psychiatric Emergency Room, VA Connecticut Healthcare System
Webinar description: Opioid use disorder (OUD) is a rapidly growing and increasingly deadly national health crisis. Evidence is consistently pointing to the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT) as a critical element to a comprehensive treatment approach. VA Connecticut began an initiative to increase access to MAT for veterans by initiating MAT in the emergency room setting. This presentation will begin by setting the stage of OUD and will then review the methods and approach for the initiation of MAT in the ER setting. Finally, case examples will be reviewed to demonstrate the approach.
- Describe the severity of opioid use disorder
- Identify the various levels of care and how the emergency room can play a role
- Distinguish one model for the initiation of buprenorphine in a psychiatric emergency room setting
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