Opioid Use Disorder in the Emergency Department

In most U.S. emergency departments (EDs), a patient with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) who comes into the facility with related problems (overdose, severe withdrawal, infections, or simply seeking addiction treatment), will leave with little follow-up. These patients are often repeat customers.

The New Mexico Department of Health, the New Mexico Rural Hospital Network, and the New Mexico Hospital Association are pleased to offer education on opioid use disorder in emergency departments, featuring Cindy Ketcham, EdD, MSHE, BSN, RN, CARN, LNCC, HACP. 

Access five modules, and earn up to 4.66 hours of continuing nursing professional development contact hours when you complete the required evaluation.

Module 1:   Neurobiology of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)

Webinar recording on YouTube:   https://youtu.be/mxj8n-2XYuA
Slides for further study:  Module One, Neurobiology of Opioid Use Disorder (pdf) 

Module 2:    Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) in the Emergency Department (ED)

Webinar recording on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/sktLG2JIoY0
Slides for further study:  Module Two, MAT in the ED (pdf)

Module 3:  The Stigma of OUD and Words That Change a Culture 

Webinar recording on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/WfXJQluOQIE
Slides for further study:  Module Three, The Stigma of OUD and Words that Change a Culture (pdf) 

Module 4:  Tools to Use in the Emergency Department for OUD

Webinar recording on YouTube:  https://youtu.be/UDDIP0KGmuU

Module 5:   Stages of Change in OUD 

Webinar recording on YouTube:   https://youtu.be/ejf-Glvf_Gk
Slides for further study:  Module Five, Stages of Change in OUD (pdf)