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Course Presenter

James C. Garbutt, MD

Target Audience

The target audience for this learning activity includes all primary care physicians, nurses, pharmacists, psychologists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, medical assistants, and case managers.

Overall Learning Purpose/Goal

The goal of the activity is to provide clinicians with information about the benefits and harms of medications to treat alcohol-use disorders in outpatient settings.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify medications that are efficacious for improving alcohol consumption outcomes in outpatient settings.
  2. Summarize the comparative effectiveness and harms of medications included in the review for improving alcohol consumption outcomes in outpatient settings.
  3. Describe the available evidence for medications included in this review for improving health outcomes such as accidents, injuries, quality of life, and mortality.
  4. Describe some of the evidence gaps related to medication-based treatment for alcohol-use disorders, and potential future research that could address these gaps.

    For Pharmacists: Provide accurate and appropriate counsel as part of the treatment team.
    For Registered Nurses: Provide appropriate care and counsel for patients and their families.

Credit Available

  • Case Managers — maximum of 1.0 clock hours
  • Nurse Practitioners — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Registered Nurses — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Pharmacists — maximum of 1.0 contact hours
  • Physicians — maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
    • & MOC Part II CME Activity
      • Family Medicine
        Preventative Medicine
        Psychiatry and Neurology

Faculty & Credentials

James C. Garbutt, MD
Professor and Medical Director of the Alcohol & Substance Abuse Program, University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry at Chapel Hill, NC

Dr. James Garbutt is a Professor of Psychiatry and Research Scientist at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC and is the Medical Director of the Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program at UNC Hospitals. He received his undergraduate education at the University of Illinois at Urbana, IL. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago, IL and completed a residency in General Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a clinical fellowship in mental health research at the National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, MD. He is a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Psychiatric Association, and the American Society of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Garbutt has conducted research on the development of medications for alcohol dependence and on understanding underlying phenotypic risk factors for alcohol problems. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 papers and book chapters and presented his research results at national and international meetings.

Accreditation

Physician Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Hayes, Inc. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pharmacist Continuing Education
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (0.1 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education. (Universal Activity Number - 0809-9999-15-231-H01-P) Type of Activity: Knowledge 

Nursing Continuing Education
This educational activity for 1.0 contact hours is provided by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine. Designated for 0.0 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Nurse Practitioner Continuing Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) through the joint providership of Hayes, Inc. and AHRQ. Hayes, Inc. is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider number: 140928

Case Manager Continuing Education
This program has been pre-approved by The Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board certified case managers.

If you have questions about the presentation, please e-mail us at: Educationservices@hayesinc.com.

Disclosures

  • This educational activity has been funded by AHRQ.
  • There has been no outside commercial support for this activity.
  • Presenter(s) and planning committee members have no conflicts of interest, relevant financial relationships, or sponsorships to disclose.

Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires instructors, planners, managers and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest (COI) they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified COI are thoroughly vetted and resolved according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality CME activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

Criteria for successful completion

  • Each participant must complete an evaluation and must successfully pass the posttest with a grade of 75% or higher, within 30 days of the Webinar, to obtain the CE credit.
  • For Pharmacists: Upon receipt of the completed activity evaluation form, transcript information will be available at www.mycpemonitor.net within 4 weeks

Required Hardware/Software

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