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Fully online 8-Hour MAT Waiver Training
Now Available for Physicians
PCSS has developed a new free 8-hour MAT waiver course that's entirely online. No more looking for local trainings. No more traveling out of town or even out of state. We know you're busy, so we've made it easy for you to get the training you need to prescribe buprenorphine to your patients with opioid use disorder.

Please be sure to share this information with your colleagues.

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American Society of Pain Management Nursing Live Webinar
An Innovative Approach to Working with Patients Hospitalized with Serious Infections and Substance Use Disorder
Date: Dec. 12, 2018
Time: 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm
Presenters:  Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, AHNC, RN-BC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Sarah Arthur, MSW, LCSW, New Hanover Regional Medical Center
Webinar description: Our country is facing an opioid crisis. The patients discussed in this webinar present with serious medical conditions and substance use disorders. The Code Outreach Special Team (COST) is a multi-disciplinary approach that borrows from outpatient substance abuse models to treat this hospitalized population.  [Learn more and register]
American Psychiatric Association Archived Webinar

Innovative Methods for Addressing Substance Use in Pregnancy
Webinar description: Substance use in pregnancy is common and may have adverse impacts on pregnancy outcome. This webinar will summarize the prevalence of prenatal substance use, potential adverse impacts on outcome and identify two new efforts to improve identification and modification of prenatal substance use.  [Learn more]
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National Council Looks at Role of EDs in Stemming Opioid Crisis
The National Council released a qualitative assessment--Peer Support Workers in Emergency Departments: Engaging Individuals Surviving Opioid Overdoses--which is now available. The assessment looks at how peer support workers can work with EDs in getting patients with opioid use disorder into long-term treatment. [ Read assessment ]
AAEM Holding 8-hour MAT Waiver Course Prior to its 2019 Conference
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) is holding an 8-hour MAT waiver course March 9, 2019, prior to its conference being held in Las Vegas, NV. According the AAEM, "Emergency physicians have an opportunity to profoundly impact the deadly opioid epidemic by bridging patients to addiction treatment from the ED with buprenorphine. Along with the X-license, the information int he course will facilitate this life-saving, and potentially life-transforming, intervention." [Learn more]
AAP Launches SBIRT Course with Non-Member Limited Time Offer
The American Academy of Pediatrics has launched a new online Quality Improvement course that addresses substance use and adolescence. Participants can earn CME and MOC Part 4 credit. This course will help you identify and close gaps in your practice related to SBIRT using practical tools.

AAP is offering complimentary registration to the first 100 non-members who register, but you have to act fast! You must use the promo code SBIRT18 and register by December 17. Note, this does not mean you have to take the course by December 17 (you will have about 3 years to complete it). [Register now]
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PCSS Online Brochure. Please share this link with colleagues: https://goo.gl/G1ay6H
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.