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 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
  • 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. This course is part of the OHSU Addiction Medicine ECHO certificate program; participants who express interest in completing the certificate program will receive priority access.

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 4/5/2023
2 - Buprenorphine in Hospital Care 4/12/2023
3 - Methadone in Hospital Care 4/19/2023
4 - Trauma Informed Approaches in a Hospital Setting 4/26/2023
5 - Difficult Conversations 5/3/2023
6 - Peers Perspectives on Hospital Care 5/10/2023
7 - Medications for Alcohol Use Disorder 5/17/2023
8 - Methamphetamine Use Disorder 5/24/2023
9 - Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction 5/31/2023
10 - Acute Pain in the Setting of Opioid Use Disorder 6/7/2023
11 - Community SUD Treatment Settings 6/14/2023
12 - Organizational Buy-in for System Level Change 6/21/2023
13 - Debrief (optional attendance) 6/28/2023
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