Opioid Education for Community Health Workers FREE ONLINE SERIES

Healthcare providers are an important piece in addressing the opioid epidemic, but it can be hard to navigate through the resources available. Having a Community Health Worker assist the individual with treatment can bring clarity and encouragement. This free online series contains four learning modules that address the unique role that Community Health Workers play when helping to treat patients and clients who have substance use disorders.

Courses Include:

  • Substance Use and Co-Occurring Disorders

  • Stigma and Stereotyping

  • The Role of the Peer Support Specialist and How to Integrate this Skill Set in Communities

  • Working with the Medical Community

 

            Click below for more details and to register.

October 04, 2019

ADDICTION MEDICINE

ESSENTIALS

If you are a healthcare professional working in primary care or behavioral health you don't want to miss this opportunity to learn addiction medicine basics from leading experts in the field.

AGENDA
Friday October 4th - Plenary Sessions 

  • Substance Use Disorders: Current Epidemiology and Evolving Landscape

  • Core Concepts of Addiction

  • Behavioral Aspects of Co-Occurring Mental Health and SUD

  • Pharmacotherapy for SUD: Review and Update

  • Medical Comorbidities with Focus on ID

  • Behavioral Addictions

  • The New Landscape of Tobacco Products: Evolving Clinical Response

Saturday October 5th - Concurrent Workshops

Morning Options

  • Addiction Medicine 101: Addiction Medicine Basics Including MAT

  • Case Based Discussion on Managing Co-Occurring Psych Conditions in Setting of SUD: Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Afternoon Options 

  • Addiction Medicine 201:  Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and 12-Step Facilitation: Interdisciplinary Application in the Setting of SUD Treatment

  • Buprenorphine Workshop

June 20, 2019

Communities Responding to the Opioid Crisis Webinar Series

For more information & to register click HERE

 

This free summer series of webinars is focused on how North Carolina local governments and communities are responding to the opioid crisis. Each webinar will introduce a specific strategy and explore how communities are implementing that strategy. As outlined below, the topics are: Expanding Treatment Options, Community Outreach and Education, and Syringe Exchange Programs.
 

You can register for all three webinars at once.  If you are unable to participate in any of the live webinars, you will have the option to watch the On Demand recorded version.  If you register, a link will automatically be sent to you after each live webinar.  See the dates and topics below:  

 

June 20, 2019 10:00-11:30 AM - Expanding Treatment Options

 

Speakers  

    • MeLane Childress Barber, Clinic Director, Wilkesboro CTC

    • Alex Gertner, Injury and Violence Prevention Fellow, MD/PhD Candidate, Department of Health Policy and Management at UNC Chapel Hill

    • Brandy Harrell, Director of Behavioral Health, Kinston Community Health Center, Inc.

    • Chris Smith, Director of Nursing, PORT Health

    • Moderator: Mark Botts, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

 

July 18, 2019  1:00-2:30 PM - Community Outreach and Education

 

Speakers

    • Laura Brewer, Communications Director, Office of Attorney General Josh Stein

    • Tobi Gilbert, Clinical Neuropsychologist & Psychologist, Jacksonville Police Department

    • Cindy Murphy, Director of Prevention and Intervention Services, Anuvia Prevention & Recovery Center

    • Sara Smith, Communication Consultant, the NC Division of Public Health

    • Moderator: Patrice Roesler, Manager of Elected Official Programming, UNC School of Government

 

August 15, 2019 1:00-2:30 PM - Syringe Exchange Program

 

Speakers

    • Lillie Armstrong, Community Overdose Consultant, North Carolina Division of Public Health

    • Kristin Klinglesmith, Substance Use Public Health Educator, Cabarrus County

    • Diannee Carden-Glenn, Director, ekiM for Change Needle Exchange Program, Greenville

    • Moderator: Adam Lovelady, Associate Professor of Public Law and Government, UNC School of Government

Click HERE to register for free.

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CDC Opioid Guidelines Webinar

From the Providers' Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies:


Presenter: Martin D. Cheatle, PhD, Associate Professor and Director, Pain and Chemical Dependency Program, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
 
Sponsor: International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA)

 

Webinar description: Over the past decade there has been a significant increase in the prescribing of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain which has been paralleled by an increase in opioid-related deaths and admissions to treatment facilities for opioid abuse. A great deal of scholarly activity has been devoted to developing risk assessment and mitigation strategies to curb the burgeoning opioid epidemic while preserving patients' rights to pain relief including the use of guidelines. This seminar will discuss the evolution of the opioid prescribing guidelines, review the latest CDC guideline, and examine the challenges in translating the guideline into real-world clinical practice.

 

Educational objectives: 

  • Explain the differences between the various opioid prescribing guidelines.

  • Describe at least two challenges in applying guidelines into practice.

 

Continuing education information: The California Board of Nursing has designated this webinar activity for a maximum of 1 (one) contact hour. Participants must be present for the live webinar in order to receive this contact hour.

 

System Requirements:   
PC-based attendees: Required: Windows® XP or later; 2003 Server or later
Mac®-based attendees:  Required: Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion) or later
iOS attendees:  Required: iOS 7 or newer iPad2 or newer. Devices: iPhone 4 or newer; iPod Touch (3rd generation ) or newer Android attendees: Required: Android 4.0 or higher
Windows Phone and Windows 8RT attendees:  Required: Windows 8 or Windows RT 

NCTracks - Training Enrollment Instructions

Providers can register for these courses in SkillPort, the NCTracks Learning Management System. Logon to the secure NCTracks Provider Portal and click Provider Training to access SkillPort. Open the folder labeled Provider Computer-Based Training (CBT) and Instructor Led Training (ILT). The courses can be found in the sub-folders labeled ILTs: On-site or ILTs: Remote via WebEx, depending on the format of the course.  Refer to the Provider Training page of the public Provider Portal for specific instructions on how to use SkillPort. The Provider Training page also includes a quick reference regarding Java, which is required for the use of SkillPort.

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