Provider Training

The St. Mary’s County Health Department (SMCHD) is dedicated to partnering with our local health care providers and institutions to optimize the health of our county’s residents. In our efforts to work with and support our local health care professionals, SMCHD will be coordinating web-based provider training opportunities on relevant and emerging health care topics.

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Online Learning Modules:

Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series: Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives

Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 (12:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST)

Educational Event: We now know that overdoses from prescription opioids are a driving factor in the 15-year increase in opioid overdose deaths. Since 1999, the amount of prescription opioids sold in the U.S. has nearly quadrupled, yet there has not been an overall change in the amount of pain that Americans report. This free webinar is provided through the Addiction Technology Transfer Center Network (ATTC), funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). This comprehensive course, developed by experts from Collaborative for REMS Education (CO*RE), incorporates all six units outlined in the FDA blueprint for safe opioid prescribing. Attend this webinar if you want to be able to: counsel patients and caregivers about safer use of opioids; describe strategies for diagnosing and managing opioid-addicted patients; and practice techniques for safe opioid prescribing. Click here to register.

** This webinar is part of a series of three webinars. To see information about all of the webinars, please click here.

SBIRT Core Training: Screening, Brief Interventions and Referral to Treatment

*Funding for this training is provided by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. Click here for a coupon code to participate in this training for FREE.

Goal: The learner will be able to appropriately screen for and identify substance abuse, plan and implement a tailored brief intervention, and will apply the SBI approach to substance abuse problems by individualizing these clinical skills to different patients. The learner will be able to improve care management and referral skills for patients with relatively more severe substance use problems and improve follow-up and brief treatment skills for patients with substance use problems. The learner will apply all SBIRT clinical skills learned in several simulated cases with a variety of substance use problems.

CME creditsCredit types: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, AAFB, DCBN, NBCC, NY OASAS, FBM and FAPA. Click here for more information on credit.

Motivational Interviewing

*Funding for this training is provided by the Commissioners of St. Mary’s County. Click here for a coupon code to participate in this training for FREE.

Goal: To train health care providers and students in primary care and other clinical settings in the basic motivational interviewing techniques to motivate people having substance use and other health problems to change behaviors in order to improve health.

CME creditsCredit types: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, FBRC, FBN, FBCSW, FBD, FBM, FAPA and NY OASAS. Click here for more information on credit.