North Central Florida Advanced Practice Nurses

New resources from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, NIH

Posted over 5 years ago by Mary S. Johnson

If your patient was using drugs, would you know?

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the NIH, is pleased to inform you of a host of NEW, science-based resources—via its NIDAMED initiative—to help you manage patients at risk for substance use disorders, including prescription drug abuse.

Just Launched! New Resources Now Available!

ACP Module to Enhance Practice Procedures.

NIDA and the American College of Physicians (ACP) are excited to announce the launch of the Addressing Substance Use online module—developed for ACP Practice Advisor℠—to help with implementing screening, counseling, and referral to treatment. Available at no cost to ACP and non-ACP members.

Attention PAs and NPs! Get CME/CE credit for opioid and pain management courses through AAPA and AANP. For AANP, the approved credit includes 1.0 pharmacology. These modules will continue to be available through Medscape for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and ANCC Contact Hours.

Medical School Faculty: "Knowing When to Say When: Transitioning Patients from Opioid Therapy," is the latest problem-based learning curriculum resource from the NIDA Centers of Excellence for Physician Information.

  • Opioid Prescribing Resources. Check out this new webpage featuring patient agreement and consent forms, as well as resources about aberrant drug-taking behaviors and commonly used long-acting opioids.

  • Screening, Assessment, and Drug Testing Resources. Visit the new webpage that provides guidance for clinicians and direct access to trusted alcohol and drug screening tools.
Targeted Teaching Resources. NIDA case studies and videos accessible on two new webpages:
Academic Medicine article "in-press."
  • Academic Medicine will publish an article in Fall 2014 about the results of a randomized controlled trial of NIDA's The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders CR. The results indicated that residents who were exposed to the CR had an increased confidence in the efficacy of substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and their preparedness to care for patients with SUD. A clinician's attitudes and skills—enhanced from exposure to this CR—can help improved patient care.