DescriptionProject ECHO® is a lifelong learning and guided practice model that revolutionizes medical education to provide best-practice specialty care and reduce health disparities. ECHO is led by an expert team that uses multi-point videoconferencing to conduct virtual learning sessions comprised of a short didactic followed by case presentations provided by participants. The increase in mortality due to the misuse of prescription medications has caused the medical field to re-examine the use of opioids for pain management. Mahec's Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) ECHO is designed to provide medical professionals with specialized training in office-based opiate treatment (OBOT). Evidence-based practices will be shared by an interdisciplinary team of experts in OBOT, integrated family practice and medication-assisted therapy.
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This video teleconferencing series, guided by experts, takes place over six bi-weekly modules (1-hour each) and covers topics such as:
• Opiate Use Disorder Overview
• Nuts & Bolts of Office-Based Opiate Treatment: Part I
• Nuts & Bolts of Office-Based Opiate Treatment: Part II
• Buprenorphine Induction
• Medication-Assisted Treatment Options
• Behavioral Health Treatment Modalities
This program will include the three required topics outlined by the new CME requirement in 21 NCAC 32R .0101:
1. Controlled substances prescribing practices
2. Recognizing signs of the abuse/misuse of controlled substances
3. Controlled substance prescribing for chronic pain management
As of July 1, 2017, all physicians (aside from residents), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and dentists who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CME requirement set forth in 21 NCAC 32R .0101. Requirements vary by discipline and board. Prescribers will turn in controlled substance CME when they renew licensure.
Following 6 Tuesdays (7-8am):March 26th
April 9 & April 23rd
May 7 & 21st
Note: must login at 6:50 am for attendance
MAHEC engages in evaluation activities with UNC Chapel Hill to better understand the impact of our programs. By registering for this course, you agree that we may use your personal information in evaluative research regarding this program. Any reports published will be de-identified and reported in aggregate format.
MAHEC Project ECHO® for Medication-Assisted Treatment is made possible by funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) Grant number: 1R18HS025065-01; the NC Department of Health and Human Services; and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Opioid STR Grant number: 93.788.
In Collaboration With:
By registering for this workshop, you are granting permission for your contact information to be shared with UNC Chapel Hill which is a collaborating partner of this continuing education activity.
Waiver trained and non-Waiver trained Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers, Nurses, Pharmacists, and Behavioral Health Professionals
- Describe learned best practice for opioid prescribing in their medical practice
- Apply learned skills for pain management to develop a specialty in office-based opioid treatment (OBOT)
- Discuss non-pharmacological alternatives for treating chronic pain in their medical practice
- Blake Fagan, MD
- Carriedelle H. Fusco, RN, MSN, FNP-BC
- Donald R. Teater, MD, MPH
- Martha H. Teater, MA,LMFT,LCAS,LPC,NNC
MAHEC Project ECHO® for Medication - Assisted Treatment (6 Part Video Teleconference Series)
3/26 7:00 AM–6/4 8:00 AM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for up to 0.6 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
1.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for up to 6.0 Contact Hours.
1.000 NBCC Hours
Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 5514. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. MAHEC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. Up to 6.00 hours
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This program 0046-9999-19-170-L01-P will provide up to 6.0 Contact Hours of continuing education. Credit statement can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. In order to receive CE credit, attendance must be acknowledged at the registration desk upon arrival at the program. Participants will evaluate this program using a standard evaluation form.
1.000 CNE Contact Hours
Up to 6.0 CNE Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-1751 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of up to 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ . Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for up to 6.00 hours Category A.