Grand Rounds Trainee Presentation: Development of the BUMC Addiction Medicine Program in the age of COVID

Wed, 04/28/2021 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Development of the BUMC Addiction Medicine Program in the age of COVID

Michelle O'Brien, DOJamie Weinand, MD

Michelle O'Brien, DO and Jamie Weinand, MD
Addiction Medicine Fellows 

Learning Objectives
At the end of this Grand Rounds lecture, attendees will be able to:

  1. Identify knowledge base among residents and attending physicians regarding buprenorphine-naloxone prescribing.
  2. Describe perceptions among residents and attending physicians of barriers to implementing buprenorphine-naloxone prescribing.
  3. Discuss resources for University of Arizona addiction services including buprenorphine-naloxone inductions.

The expansion of the University of Arizona Addiction Medicine Program has coincided when relapse from addiction is at an all-time high – the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, the available resources to BUMC-patients over the last year has expanded to meet the needs of our community regarding substance use disorders. Key initiatives of this year have been the implementation of a fellow physician Addiction Medicine clinic, the BUMC Main and South Campus Addiction Medicine Consult service, and expansion of medication assisted treatment options at BUMC including buprenorphine-naloxone. In preparation for this expansion of addiction medicine services, a quality improvement project was developed to identify the initial knowledge base, perceptions and self-reported barriers among residents and attending physicians regarding buprenorphine-naloxone prescribing.

The educational objective for Psychiatry Grand Rounds is to provide mental health professionals with updates on psychiatric topics with the goals of increasing knowledge, competence, and patient care. Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held on Wednesdays (September-May) from 12 to 1 p.m. Be sure to log into your CME account and complete the evaluation to receive credit.

All faculty, CME Planning Committee members, and the CME office reviewer have disclosed that they have no financial relationships with commercial interests that would constitute a conflict of interest concerning this CME activity. 

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

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