Addiction Seminar CME / CPD 

Full Course:  20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Short Course:  10 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits for CME / CEU / CPD

Course(s) are appropriate for:  Subspecialist Physicians, Family Practitioners, Internists, General Practitioners, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, and Physician Assistants (PA-C's)

Series 4 (ADC4) Topics Include:  Regenerative Medicine for Treatment of Addiction, Nicotine Concentration and Addiction Severity, Combatting the Opioid Crisis, Educating Patients on Addiction Potential, and more. 

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Course Topics

Neurobiology of Food and Addiction

Summarize brain circuitry involved in reward and addiction; Set priorities for addiction treatment and recovery with collaboration from a state or local government; Cite animal evidence for the phenomenon of addiction to sugar; Manage psychiatric comorbidities in a patient with a history of bariatric surgery; Explain the role of regenerative medicine for treatment of addiction.

Substance Abuse Screening/Opioid Addiction

Employ the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral for Treatment (SBIRT) tool to screen pediatric patients for substance use; Talk to adolescents about substance use using positive reinforcement techniques; Perform brief interventions appropriate for adolescents who occasionally misuse substances as well as those with severe substance use disorder; Discuss the physiology of and risk factors for addiction in adolescent patients; Counsel patients on the use of methadone, buprenorphine, and naloxone to treat opioid addiction.

Perioperative Management for Orthopedic Surgery in the Patient Recovering from Opioid Addiction

Differentiate among options available for MAT; Make appropriate recommendations for discontinuation of MAT therapies prior to surgical procedures; Prescribe postoperative analgesia with the lowest risk for contributing to relapse of a patient who has recovered from opioid addiction; Identify signs of withdrawal from buprenorphine; Compare the efficacies and safety of medications used to ease perioperative pain and anxiety in patients who have recovered from opioid addiction.


Opioid Dependence /Chronic Illness

Prescribe medication to treat opioid addiction; Increase compliance with treatment programs for opioid addiction; Identify psychosocial effects of chronic illness in children; Treat anxiety and depression in children with chronic illness and their family members; Recognize how manifestations of psychosocial problems differ in children with chronic illness and their family members.

Opioids and Acute Pain

Educate patients on the potential for addiction when using opioid medications for analgesia; Recognize the complexities of providing analgesia to patients who are taking buprenorphine; Summarize the characteristics of ketamine; Describe advantages of using ultrasound-guided neurofascial plane nerve blocks; Counsel patients about postoperative pain to help set reasonable expectations.


Smoking Cessation/Asthma

Explain how components of a cigarette affect nicotine concentration and addiction severity; Determine a patient?s "smoking topography" to guide smoking cessation therapy; Implement a step-up approach to smoking cessation using nicotine replacement therapy and medications; Recognize key diagnostic features of asthma; Select appropriate asthma therapy based on guidelines.

Role of Healthcare in Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Assist clinical leaders in combatting the opioid crisis; Foster collaboration among clinicians, health care systems, community organizations, and governments to address the opioid crisis; Describe the role of naloxone in caring for patients with opioid use disorder; Create an institutional protocol for consistently using the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment tool; Encourage other clinicians to take ownership of the opioid crisis by educating themselves and obtaining the waivers required to provide medication-assisted treatment.


Substance Abuse During Pregnancy

Identify substance abuse in pregnant patients; Optimize dosages of anesthetic agents in pregnant patients who consume alcohol; Manage exaggerated hemodynamic responses during labor and delivery in pregnant patients who take cocaine; Avoid precipitating acute withdrawal from substances during the peripartum period; Implement strategies for management of acute pain in pregnant patients who take buprenorphine for maintenance.


Opioids and Hepatitis C /Medical Marijuana

Identify patients at high risk for hepatitis C; Recognize the correlation between injected drug use and hepatitis C; Treat a patient with hepatitis C; Cite the medical conditions for which medical marijuana has the strongest evidence of efficacy; Determine whether a patient qualifies for treatment with medical marijuana.

Autism Spectrum Disorder / Impulsivity and Aggression

Address disruptive behaviors in a child with autism spectrum disorder; Recognize and treat excitation-inhibition imbalance in patients with autism spectrum and related disorders; Assess data from recent studies on experimental treatments for autism spectrum disorder; Map disorders of impulsivity and aggression to the involved areas of the brain; Manage pharmacotherapy for a patient with obsessive-compulsive disorder.




Additional Information

Continuing Medical Education options available:

Other courses of interest may include:  Women's HealthMen's HealthFamily PracticeInternal MedicinePsychiatry and Nutrition

If you have taken the current Addiction CME / CPD Review listed above or if you are seeking additional credits, please visit: Medical Courses Coming Soon There you will find abbreviated listings of additional courses available related to this specialty and courses that are soon to be released.

For over 30 years, ASI has provided Continuing Medical Education, CME & CEU and Continuing Professional Development Education (CPD) for physicians and allied professionals in Addiction plus over 40 other specialties and subspecialties.  Lectures are recorded annually at the top seminars and conferences to provide the most current medical education to our clients.


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