It Takes A Team:


Module Overview

This module explores the care team’s role in supporting patients living with and recovering from substance use disorder (SUD).  As opioid overdose-related death rates continue to rise in Pennsylvania, it is more important than ever to ensure all staff members have the tools and training to support evidence-based care for SUD.  This session will review a variety of tools that are available to assist care teams with screening and identifying patients living with SUD, addressing how stigma impacts care of patients with SUD, utilizing motivational interviewing techniques, providing community resources for patients, and determining how to support patients living in recovery.

Audience: Non-prescriber, but prescribers can still get credit for the session 

Session Time: 1 hour



  1. Use the Pennsylvania Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP) as part of the care team strategy to screen and identify people living with SUD.

  2. Identify tools, communication strategies, and community resources to support evidence-based care for people living with SUD.

  3. Explain how providing evidence-based care and support to people living in recovery can promote continued commitment to beneficial lifestyle changes.


Continuing Education

Nursing: 1.0 contact hour 
Physician: 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

In support of patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the CAMC Health Education and Research Institute and Quality Insights.  CAMC Health Education and Research Institute is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Physicians: The CAMC Health Education and Research Institute designates this virtual live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Nurses: The CAMC Institute for Academic Medicine is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  This offering has been approved for 1 contact hour (JA0026-22-22-471).

CME/CE associated with this activity are accepted by the Pennsylvania Board of Dentistry and the Pennsylvania Board of Social Workers.  Marriage and Family Therapists and Professional Counselors may also claim CME/CE credit.

This module can also be used to satisfy one of the required eight training hours on the treatment and management of patients with opioid or other substance use disorders, as mandated under the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 for all Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)-registered practitioners. 

To schedule your free session, please email Quality Insights or register online for an upcoming live, virtual event.


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