An Innovative Approach to Working with Patients Hospitalized with Serious Infections and Substance Use Disorder

Presenter: Ann Quinlan-Colwell, PhD, AHNC, RN-BC, New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Sarah Arthur, MSW, LCSW, New Hanover Regional Medical Center

Webinar DescriptionOur country is facing an opioid crisis. The patients discussed in this webinar present with serious medical conditions and substance use disorders. The Code Outreach Special Team (COST) is a multi-disciplinary approach that borrows from outpatient substance abuse models to treat this hospitalized population. It ensures consistent and supportive care during a prolonged hospital admission and connects patients to necessary services once their antibiotic therapy has ended. This presentation will outline the development and components of the program as well as how to implement this in other facilities in conjunction with community partners.

Educational Objectives: 

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

  • Describe the process through which an innovative intervention was development to support and assist patients in this group.
  • Identify challenges that exist in providing support and assistance to these patients.
  • Identify and describe the multi-modal interventions to best support and assist this group of patients.

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Note: This archive webinar is not designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 5U79TI026556-03 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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