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LOUD in the ED Action Period 2

Date: November 17, 2020
Filed under: Substance Use, LOUD in the ED,

The second Action Period for LOUD in the ED focused on Clinical Education & Strategies! This page includes presentations, slides and activities specific to Action Period 2. Click here to return to the main resource page.

Action Period 2 Recordings & Presentation Slides

Presenters: Dr. Andrew Kestler, Emma Garrod & Amanda Giesler


Presenters: Emma Garrod & Amanda Giesler


Awesome & Amazing Rounds

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Coaching Call – November 24, 2020

Presenters: Dr. David Stoll, Andrew Kerr & Christine Rutherford

Presentation Slides

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Click here to download a one-page summary document os the different Substance Use Education & Training opportunities at the BC Center for Substance Use

Addiction Treatment & Care Online Certificate (ACTOC) *Link*
The Addiction Care and Treatment Online Certificate is a free online certificate course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with various substance use disorders, including alcohol, tobacco, stimulants, cannabis, and opioids. This program was supported by an investment by the Province of British Columbia and the Ministry of Health.

Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program (POATSP) *Link*
This program is geared towards opioid agonist treatment prescribers, including both physicians and nurse practitioners, however, all health care providers (e.g., nurses, pharmacists, social worker, counsellors, etc.) can benefit from the online education modules. Completing this course is the first step in the authorization process for those wishing to prescribe opioid agonist treatments (OAT) for the treatment of opioid use disorder. The full program will take learners 8-10 hours to complete and is free and CME accredited. Learners may also choose to take the buprenorphine/naloxone stream which takes 4-6 hours to complete. This course must be completed before methadone prescription pads can be issued to new OAT prescribers.

Enhanced Skills Training *Link*
Offered in partnership with the University of British Columbia (UBC) Family Medicine Enhanced Skills Program (Category 2) this 3-6 month program is for primary care providers currently in practice to improve their knowledge and skills in the area of addiction medicine. The program provides hands-on clinical learning opportunities across the range of inpatient and outpatient addiction medicine venues. A customized curriculum can be developed to support individual learners needs.

BC ECHO on Substance Use *Link*
The BC ECHO on Substance Use (Opiod Use Disorder) supports primary care providers in BC and Yukon Territory to build capacity in the clinical management of OUD in their practice. ECHO links providers using an interactive, web-based platform to a core interdisciplinary team with expertise in managing OUD. Free and CME accredited (Mainpro+ and MOC Section 1).

Buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone®) *Link*
Thirty-minute Learning Hub course to provide health care providers and patients with an understanding of buprenorphine-naloxone (Suboxone) pharmacology and use.


Flexible and Enhanced Learning (FLEX) *Link*
The BCCSU FLEX projects are open to current medical students enrolled at UBC as a part of their Flexible and Enhanced Learning (FLEX) curriculum. They have been designed for highly motivated students who are interested in potentially pursuing a career in addiction medicine and/or epidemiology research. The FLEX Project is open to students at any site but must be completed onsite at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver.

Interdisciplinary Fellowship Program *Link*
The BCCSU Fellowship programs are multidisciplinary and strive for excellence in clinical training, scholarship, research, and advocacy and includes specialty training in inpatient and outpatient addiction management, as well as related concurrent disorders training. It prepares Fellows to work as experts in the field of substance use
and take leadership roles in clinical, academic, and/or research settings.