Opioid Use Disorder Management for the Internist

Faculty and trainees within the Department of Medicine who are involved in the care of patients need to be regularly updated with the recent advances and guidelines in the fields of internal medicine and quality improvement to increase clinical knowledge, and to implement the advances and guidelines in clinical practice to enhance the quality of patient care and outcomes.

In this presentation, Dr. Alicia Kowalchuk discusses opioid use disorder (OUD); including the epidemiology, screening and assessment, treatment options, and harm reduction measures.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Medical Students
  • Fellows
  • Residents

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe evidence-based screening and assessment for opioid use disorder (OUD).
  • Discuss inpatient and office-based treatment of OUD.
  • Explain common OUD harm-reduction measures, including opioid overdose education, naloxone distribution, and guideline-based chronic pain management.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Pain Management
  • 1.00 Participation
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Alicia Kowalchuk, D.O., FASAM

Associate Professor
Baylor College of Medicine

Disclosure: Nothing to disclose.

Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been designated by Baylor College of Medicine for 1 credit of education in pain management and the prescription of opioids.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Pain Management
  • 1.00 Participation
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