Harm Reduction in the Medical Setting
Program Release: July 10, 2020
Expiration Date: July 10, 2022
Estimated time to complete: 15 Minutes
There are no prerequisites for participation.
Linda Wang, MD
Assistant Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai | New York, NY
This module will provide an overview of harm reduction principles and harm reduction approaches to caring for people who use drugs at the clinical practice and individual provider levels. It will also describe two example scenarios that primary care providers may face and will discuss two potential strategies to approach them from a harm reduction perspective.
Method of Participation and How to Receive CME Credit
There are no fees for participating in and receiving credit for this activity.
- Review the activity objectives, faculty information, and CME information prior to participating in the activity.
- View the CME presentations
- Complete the CME activity evaluation at the conclusion of the activity in order to receive a credit certificate.
In accordance with the disclosure policy of the Brown University CME Office as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), speakers have been asked to disclose any relevant financial relationship with the manufacturers of any commercial products and/or provider of commercial services discussed in any educational presentation and with any commercial supporters or exhibitors of this activity.
The intent of this policy is not to prevent a speaker with a potential conflict of interest from making a presentation but to identified openly so that the listener may form his/her own opinion. Any potential conflicts of interest have been resolved prior to this presentation.
This activity may include discussion of off-label or investigative drugs uses. Speakers are aware that it is their responsibility to disclose to the audience this information. Individual Faculty Disclosure information may be found in the conference handouts.
Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest
The following speaker and planning committee members have disclosed that they have no relevant financial relationships:
Speaker: Linda Wang, MD
Planning Committee Members: Rahul Vanjani, MD, MSc, Maria Sullivan
- This project is supported by grant H79TI082570 from the Department of Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- This project is supported by grant 1H79TI082569-01 from the Department of Health and Human Services/Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
- This project is supported by DOH01-CEIC-2019 from the New York State Department of Health Clinical Education Initiative: Hepatitis C and Drug User Health Center of Excellence
- The contents provided are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of SAMSHA or Warren Alpert Medical School
Disclaimer: This educational program is designed to present scientific information and opinion to Health professionals, to stimulate thought, and further investigation.
Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants
At the conclusion of this session, attendees should be able to:
- Review harm reduction principles in the medical setting
- Compare and contrast the harm reduction and medical models of patient care
- Identify practice-level and provider-level harm reduction approaches to caring for people who use drugs in clinical practice
- Describe 2 strategies to incorporate harm reduction during the primary care encounter
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians: The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this activity.
Rhode Island Specific: This program qualifies for 0.25 hour CME Credit in Opioid Pain Management/Chronic Pain Management, one of the required areas of section 6.0; 6.2.1 Rhode Island CME re-licensure requirements.
Other Healthcare Professionals: Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for 0.25 hours AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.
- 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.25 AttendanceParticipants will receive a Certificate of Attendance stating this program is designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. This credit is accepted by the AAPA and AANP.