Low Barrier Same Day Access to Opioid Agonist Treatment via Telehealth/Telemedicine
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Low Barrier Same Day Access to Opioid Agonist Treatment via Telehealth/Telemedicine
Recorded: Thursday, April 22, 2021 - Saturday, April 24, 2021
This 1-hour on-demand session from ASAM Virtual 2021 addresses the growing evidence showing same day or rapid access to medications for SUDs may facilitate engagement in evidence-based treatment through the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program (VODP) in Alberta, Canada.
There is growing evidence to suggest that same day or rapid access to medication for substance use disorders may facilitate client engagement in evidence-based treatment. The Virtual Opioid Dependency Program (VODP) supports low barrier virtual access to Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) for clients who must interact regularly with pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and counselors to maintain conditions for OAT but who struggle to attend in-person appointments. This session introduces key elements of the rapid access virtual clinic model, a unique iteration of a low barrier exclusively virtual Opioid Dependency Clinic and particularly relevant within the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learning objectives involve the review of virtual strategies for treatment retention and transition of care back to local caregivers/agencies, with a focus on improving treatment outcomes.
The target audience for this intermediate level session includes physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, other clinicians, researchers, residents, fellows, students, and counselors.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
- Describe the key features of rapid access low barrier OAT care offered by the Virtual Opioid Dependency Program in Alberta, Canada
- List the benefits of a completely virtual OAT clinic model for clients seeking OAT care and for providers delivering care at a distance
- Outline the initial steps necessary for integration of virtual care methodologies into OAT care closer to home
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Registration Deadline: 04/30/2024
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MD, CCFP, ABAM, FASAM
Nathaniel Day, MD, CCFP, ABAM, FASAM is the Medical Lead of the Alberta Health Services Virtual Opioid Dependency Program and Facility Medical Director of the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain Injury in Ponoka, Alberta. Dr. Day has previously served as a Commission Member on the Alberta Minister’s Opioid Emergency Response Commission.
Craig Staniforth, BA, Clinical Supervisor, Virtual Opioid Dependency Program, Ponoka, Alberta Canada.
Craig has forty years of work experience as an addiction counsellor, clinical supervisor and manager in Alberta's Provincial Addiction and Mental Health System (Alberta Health Services). He has also worked for 30 years as a supervisor in a program for impaired driving recidivists who are mandated through Alberta Transportation. Craig is also a trainer in the area of Motivational Interviewing and clinical supervision. He has his PROSCI certification in change management and has been chosen to help create the provincial exam for the certification of Addiction Counsellors in Alberta.
Craig lives in the country, away from lights and noise with his wife and cat.
CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types
ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
American Academy of Physician Assistants
This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. Approval is valid from 5/26/2021 to 5/26/2022. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. AAPA reference number: CME-202755.
NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.
California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222.
California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205.
California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)
American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM Virtual.2021 has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Allergy and Immunology, Anesthesiology, Colon and Rectal Surgery, Family Medicine, Medical Genetics and Genomics, Nuclear Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Plastic Surgery, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology, Thoracic Surgery, Urology
American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.
American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.
American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 1 MOC point in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.
American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1 Medical Knowledge MOC point in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.
American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.
American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) Tmoc credit requirements.
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.
CME Committee, Program Planning Committee, and Faculty Disclosure Information
In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all possible relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees, CME Committee, MEC, and Faculty. All activity Planning Committee members and Faculty have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.
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