Negotiating Problematic SubstanceUse

Last Updated: Dec 14, 2017

The Pennsylvania Medical Society has awarded CME credit to the following enduring material activity with the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy, Program Evaluation and Research Unit (PERU).

Course Description

​Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) are considered to be one of the nation's leading health problems.

There is a clear need for increased vigilance and surveillance of risky substance use and SUDs by health care providers. Yet, health care researchers have observed that there are many individual, environmental, and systemic barriers to health care providers addressing risky substance use and SUDs in their respective settings.

Accordingly, one critical area for the development of substance use prevention.

Early intervention and treatment is the implementation and dissemination of a Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) training model. The goal of this course is to train physicians in the principles of SBIRT and to increase the use of SBIRT in physician practices.

As a result of participating in this activity, physicians will have greater knowledge of the impact on patient health of problematic substance use and knowledge of the evidence-based practice of SBIRT in addressing at-risk substance use by patients.

How to Take Course

This course is free. You must go to the University of Pittsburgh SBIRT web page and create an account.

Once you have created an account from the University of Pittsburgh's website, you should click on the link called Pittsburgh's Continuing Education Courses, then click on course link: "CME: Negotiating Problematic Substance Use with Patients in the Primary Care Setting."

Enter the enrollment key SUD101Negotiating to enroll in this course.

Accreditation and designation information

The Pennsylvania Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Pennsylvania Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the enduring material.  

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