Substance Use Disorder: Identification & Referral Part II
This program requires completion of the advance online home study component (Part I) prior to attending the live programming component (Part II).
You must attend the full session and complete a post-test evaluation in order to receive credit. This program has been co-developed with Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association.
Live Programming Delivered in Seven Modules
- The "Substance" of Substance Use Disorders - Etiology and Associated Stigma
- A Recap of Commonly Abused Substances
- Screening Tools - Administration and Interpretation
- Motivational Interviewing and Warm Hand-Offs: Examples and Case Studies
- Activity: Screening, Intervention, and Referral to Treatment
- Activity: Development of a Protocol for the Practice Site
- Documentation for Billing
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
- Describe the current trends associated with the prevalence of substance use disorders.
- Explain the neuroscience related to substance use disorders.
- Discuss the choice argument vs. disease model of substance use disorders.
- Compare and contrast substance use disorders with other chronic diseases.
- Explore the role of stigma as a barrier to treatment.
- Describe the mechanism of action for categories of commonly abused substances.
- List the primary adverse effects for categories of commonly abused substances.
- List the primary withdrawal symptoms for categories of commonly abused substances.
- Utilize the PDMP and pre-screening questions to identify patients at risk for substance use disorders.
- Apply appropriate screening instruments to further refine and define the level of risk for substance use disorders.
- Explore patient cases that illustrate the administration and interpretation of screening instruments for substance use disorders.
- Describe the various frameworks that can be employed in motivational interviewing approaches.
- Employ tools such as the readiness ruler, decisional matrix, and reflection that can be utilized in motivational interviewing.
- Explore example cases that illustrate motivational interviewing and the warm hand-off process for patients who may be suffering from a substance use disorder.
- Participate as a health care provider in a mock screening and intervention for a patient at risk for a substance use disorder.
- Play the role of a patient in a mock screening and intervention for an individual at risk for a substance use disorder.
- Evaluate the effectiveness of a fellow peer in a mock screening and intervention for a patient at risk for a substance use disorder utilizing a rubric.
- Participate in a debriefing session for the mock screening and intervention exercise.
- Identify educational resources and materials relative to substance use disorders that can be made available for distribution at the practice setting.
- Build a list of area resources and referrals relative to substance use disorders that can be made available for distribution at the practice setting.
- Identify a contact and referral list that can be accessed for a warm hand-off.
- Design a protocol for the practice site that can be followed when encountering an individual at risk for a substance use disorder.
- Identify appropriate billing codes for substance use disorder treatment planning.
- Discuss proper documentation and follow-up for substance use disorder treatment planning.
The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Activity Type: Application-based
Contact Hours: 7 (0.7 CEU)
Release Date: 7/1/2019
Expiration Date: 7/1/2022
Target Audience: Pharmacists