Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care

Wednesdays, noon - 1 p.m.


This 12 session ECHO series will help build or improve care systems to effectively treat addiction in a hospital setting. Throughout this ECHO we will address issues of patient and provider experience, stigma towards people who use drugs, and other intersecting issues such as race and gender. Topics may include: 

  • Understanding Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Brain disease of addiction
  • Medication for Opioid Use Disorders, including buprenorphine and methadone 
  • Managing Alcohol & Methamphetamine Use Disorders in hospital care
  • Overdose prevention and harm reduction as part of hospital care
  • Community SUD treatment settings
  • Acute pain management in a patient with SUD
  • Peers in hospital settings 
  • Trauma Informed Care

Hospital clinicians (prescribing MD, DO, NP, & PAs), nurses, social workers, pharmacists, discharge planners, behavioral health specialists, administrators, and quality improvement specialists are encouraged to register. Ideally staff will participate as part of a hospital-based team that includes a clinician and one or more other staff members. Participants will be selected based on their interest and geographic distribution throughout Oregon

 *Accreditation: Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit: OHSU School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

MOC Credit: 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, Substance Use Disorders in Hospital Care has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology

This program is registered for MOC part II through the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).


Session/Title Date
1 - ECHO Introduction and Basics 1/5/2022
2 - Methadone in Hospital Care 1/12/2022
3 - Buprenorphine in Hospital Care 1/19/2022
4 - Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction 1/26/2022
5 - Difficult Conversations 2/2/2022
6 - Trauma Informed Care in a Hospital Setting 2/9/2022
7 - Peers perspectives on Hospital Care 2/16/2022
8 - Community SUD Treatment Settings 2/23/2022
9 - Methamphetamine Use Disorder 3/2/2022
10 - Acute pain in the Setting of Opioid Use Disorder 3/9/2022
11 - Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder 3/16/2022
12 - Organizational Buy-in for System Level Change 3/23/2022
13 - Debrief 3/30/2022
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