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MEDICINE Grand Rounds: Medical Co-morbidities and Complications in Patients with Substance Use Disorders

September 21 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PDT

Free
Reb Julia-Haas J. Close, MD, Critical Care Specialist, Monterey County

presented by:   Reb Julia-Haas J. Close, MD

 

Illicit substance use is common in the general  population and among persons presenting for  primary care. Emergency department visits involving misuse or abuse of prescription medications increased 98.4% between 2004 and 2009, with corresponding dramatic increases in new users, entry into drug treatment, and overdose deaths related to prescription medications. There is increasing recognition of the similarities between substance use disorders and other common chronic illnesses such as hypertension and diabetes mellitus. Like those illnesses, substance use disorders can be identified early  when there have been fewer sequelae and when less intensive treatments can  be successful.

Desired Outcomes:

  • Recognize the common co-occurring medical conditions caused by or exacerbated by substance use conditions and to develop practical skills to talk with patients about their care plans.

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Date:
September 21
Time:
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Andrew McCague, DO, Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, CME Committee Chair

Venue

Natividad Medical Center
1441 Constitution Blvd
Salinas, CA 93906 United States
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Phone:
831-755-4111
Website:
www.natividad.com