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Webinar: Initiation of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospitalized Pat
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Webinar: Initiation of Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder in the Hospitalized Pat

This webinar will include an overview of the opioid epidemic and the efficacious use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and “warm-handoffs” in ER settings to reduce subsequent overdoses and deaths.

3/29/2019
When: Friday, March 29, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Where: United States
Presenter: Jason Fields, MD, Associate Medical Director, DACCO Behavioral Health
Contact: Diane Perez
(850) 878-2196

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In recent years, the onset of the opioid epidemic in the United States and the significant rise in opioid overdoses has placed a tremendous burden on emergency rooms (ER) and hospitals.  This has necessitated the development of new therapeutic and supportive strategies in the health care industry to prevent overdose deaths and to engage individuals with opioid abuse or dependence in treatment.  This webinar will include an overview of the opioid epidemic and the efficacious use of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) and “warm-handoffs” in ER settings to reduce subsequent overdoses and deaths.  A specific model for the initiation of buprenorphine in an ER setting with continuation of MAT in the community will be presented.  

Who should attend?

This webinar is relevant to a variety of health and human services professionals and paraprofessionals such as health care professionals (physicians, pharmacists, nurses, etc.), mental health and addiction professionals, behavioral health technicians, recovery support personnel, and especially those working with patients in medication assisted treatment programs. 

Presented by:

Jason Fields, MD is the president of the Florida Society of Addiction Medicine and Associate Medical Director at DACCO Behavioral Health in Tampa, FL where he supervises all medical staff. Dr. Fields earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Roanoke College and a doctorate from the East Tennessee State University’s Quillen College of Medicine. He completed his residency in pediatrics at the University of South Carolina. He’s board certified by the American Board of Addiction Medicine, and he is a member of the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Fields has also served as an addiction medicine fellow at the University of Florida. 

 
CEUs:
1.5 Continuing Education Units/Contact Hours are provided for this event
Florida Certification Board Approved Education Provider, #A-001
Florida Board of Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling Provider #50-676
Florida Board of Nursing Provider #50-676