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July 28: “Enhancing Care for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder”

A day-long event at ARRMC helps providers, nurses and others treat opioid use disorder in acute care settings.

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Historically, care of patients suffering from opioid use disorder, or OUD, has often been suboptimal due to many factors. Social stigma, individual and institutional bias, lack of awareness of evidence-based practices and individual patient trauma are some of the barriers to successfully treating this debilitating condition.

Building upon earlier efforts, Asante is partnering with Oregon Health & Science University, the National Institute on Drug Abuse Clinical Trials Network and 24 hospitals across the United States to study OUD interventions and enhance OUD treatment. By initiating opioid treatment in the hospitals, providers can contribute to more successful outpatient or office-based treatment, and help our patients receive the care they need.

OHSU substance use disorder specialists and researchers Honora Englander, MD, and Linda Peng, MD, will be at ARRMC to meet with stakeholders and facilitate educational events. All events take place on campus and virtually via Teams.

Thursday, July 28
  • 10 to 11: “Opioid Use Disorder and Withdrawal in OB, ED and Acute Care Settings,” Mustard Room. Join via Teams.
  • Noon to 1 p.m.: Discussion of hospital-based medication-assisted therapy initiation, Carpenter Room. Join via Teams.
  • 2:30 to 3 p.m.: “Hospitalized Patients with OUD,” a multidisciplinary walk-through from admission to discharge, Carpenter Room. Join via Teams.
  • 3 to 4 p.m.: Bring your tough questions and clinical examples for this pop-in session. Share insights and strategies, Carpenter Room. Join via Teams.

The event is open to providers, pharmacists, social workers and nursing staff. CME credit approval pending.

Successful treatment of chronic health conditions requires an engaged patient, a knowledgeable care team and application of evidence-based practice. Please join us in improving the care we provide our community.

Guest speakers

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Honora Englander, MD, associate professor of medicine at OHSU and director of the Improving Addiction Care Team.

Linda Peng, MD, assistant professor of medicine at OHSU and lead, Improving Addiction Care Team.

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