PCSS-O Upcoming Webinar: Transforming Nursing through Evidence: Nurses and Methadone Maintenance Therapy

Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (PCSS-O) is a three year grant funded by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA),Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT). It is a collaborative project led by American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) with: American Dental Association (ADA), American Medical Association (AMA), American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM), American Psychiatric Association (APA), American Society for Pain Management Nursing (ASPMN), and International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA). These organizations are providing training and education on the safe and effective prescribing of opioid medications in the treatment of pain and/or opioid addiction.           
Webinar Information:

A webinar offered by International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA).
Objectives:
1. Provide an overview of the RNAO International Affairs and Best Practice Guidelines Centre to develop an understanding of the guideline purpose, scope, and background
2. Discuss the mechanism of opiate addictions and use of methadone as a treatment option
3. Identify educational, organizational and policy recommendations to create an environment of support for nurses’
4. Identify key practice recommendations in the Best Practice Guideline pertaining to the nurses’ role in Methadone Maintenance Treatment
5. Identify key RNAO initiatives that support nurses in working with clients with Addictions and Mental Health            
Date: May 29, 2013

Speaker: Sabrina Merali, RN, MN and Margaret Dykeman, PhD, NP Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario 
Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm ET                                                             
To Register: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/491353950
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by Prescribers’ Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies (1H79TI023439) from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.