5-1-24: IPE Cases of Patients- Addiction Medicine

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IPE Cases of Patients- Addiction Medicine took place on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 from 5:00-7:00 pm in the Health Sciences Learning Center (HSLC).
UW CIPE was invited to collaborate with Leah Kechele, DNP, School of Nursing, Kevin Wyne, MPAS, MSc, PA-C, Physician Assistant Program; and Maggie Williams, MPAS, PA-C, CPAAPA an Addiction Medicine Physician Assistant with UW Health for this year’s offering of IPE Cases of Patients- Addiction Medicine. During this interprofessional learning opportunity, hearing from individuals with lived experience of substance use disorder and professionals in the field as well as Naloxone (NARCAN) training.

During this event, 111 students from Nursing- ABSN, 1st-year Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant programs were in attendance, along with a few students from Pharmacy, Genetic Counseling and Veterinary Medicine.

Learning Objectives:
  1. Describe the multifaceted nature of substance use disorder (SUD).
  2. Recognize existing stigmas and biases associated with SUD, both within healthcare settings and society at large, while understanding the impact of systemic inequalities on access to care and treatment outcomes.
  3. Develop empathy and understanding through interactions with individuals with lived experience of SUD, gaining insight into their challenges, barriers to treatment, and pathways to recovery.
  4. Enhance interprofessional collaboration skills by working in teams to analyze and discuss complex SUD cases, integrating perspectives from various healthcare professions to develop comprehensive and patient-centered care plans.
  5. Explain the role of healthcare providers in addressing the opioid epidemic, including the appropriate use of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal and harm reduction strategies, while recognizing the importance of advocacy for policy changes aimed at reducing stigma, increasing access to care, and prioritizing equity and social justice.
  6. Engage with healthcare professionals working in addiction medicine to gain insights into current research, best practices, and emerging trends in addiction treatment and prevention.
  7. Reflect on personal attitudes and beliefs about SUD, examining how these may influence clinical practice and patient interactions.
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