Older Adults at Risk for Opioid-Induced Respiratory Depression.
Anita Jacobson, PharmD, presented on the risks for opioid-induced respiratory depression at the August Best Practices in Team-Based Care meeting (formerly known as NCM/CC Best Practice Meeting). She explained how to identify adults at risk of an opioid-involved breaking emergency, and described the barriers to access of naloxone, buprenorphine and/or methadone in the community and long-term care settings. She also provided a resource for free, anonymous naloxone delivery: https://preventoverdoseri.org/get-naloxone/. Dr. Jacobson concluded the presentation with strategies to reduce harm from opioid dependence, withdrawal, and use of unregulated substances. This event was offered in partnership with the RI Geriatric Education Center which obtained approval for 1.0 CEU contact hour from the Northeast Multi-State Division, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation and the RI College School of Social Work.
September 20 “Best Practices in Team Based Care – Improving Diabetes Patient Care” (formerly known as NCM/CC Best Practice Sharing Meeting)
Join CTC-RI for Best Practices in Team Based Care: Diana Mercurio from RIPCPC and Jessica Ryan from Thundermist will be presenting on Improving Diabetes Patient Care. Please register to receive access to this virtual meeting.
The objectives for this learning session are:
1. Summarize the findings of the CTC-RI quality improvement project to decrease diabetes-related emergency department and inpatient utilization.
2. Explain how the quality improvement project identified opportunities for improving interprofessional collaboration in diabetes management.
3. Demonstrate patient care improvement for patients with diabetes through team-based care.
CEU credit will be available for those attending.
The AAFP reviewed ‘Advancing Comprehensive Primary Care Through Improving Care Delivery Design and Community Health,’ and deemed it acceptable for AAFP credit. Term of approval is from 03/18/2022 to 03/18/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. NPs and RNs can also receive credit through AAFP’s partnership with the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB).
Save the Date: October 18 “Best Practices in Team-Based Care: Improving Hypertension Patient Care”, 8:00-9:00am