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. Topics will include: 

  • Understanding Substance Use Disorder (SUD): Brain disease of addiction
  • Medications for Opioid Use Disorder, including buprenorphine and methadone 
  • Managing Alcohol & Methamphetamine Use Disorders in hospital care
  • Community SUD treatment settings
  • Acute pain management in a patient with SUD
  • Managing active drug use in the hospital
  • Peers in hospital settings
  • Overdose prevention and harm reduction as part of hospital care
  • 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 member. 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 12.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



Session/Title Date
1 - ECHO Introduction and Basics 9/7/2022
2 - Buprenorphine in Hospital Care 9/14/2022
3 - Methadone in Hospital Care 9/21/2022
4 - Trauma Informed Approaches in a Hospital Setting 9/28/2022
5 - Peers perspectives on Hospital Care 10/5/2022
6 - Difficult Conversations 10/12/2022
7 - Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction 10/19/2022
8 - Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder 10/26/2022
9 - Methamphetamine Use Disorder 11/2/2022
10 - Acute pain in the Setting of Opioid Use Disorder 11/9/2022
11 - Community SUD Treatment Settings 11/16/2022
12 - Organizational Buy-in for System Level Change 11/30/2022
13 - Participant Debrief 12/7/2022
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