OPIOID USE DISORDER AND OLDER ADULTS: WHAT GERIATRICS HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS NEED TO KNOW

Symposia

  • Date:
  • Time: 7:30am - 8:30am
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Sponsored by the Clinical Practice and Models of Care Committee; Public Education Committee; Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use (ATOD) Among Older Adults Special Interest Group
Moderator: Alison A. Moore, MD, MPH
This symposium will provide clinicians the tools necessary to screen for, diagnose, and treat Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in settings where older adults receive care.  Learning Objectives: (1) describe the growing prevalence of OUD among older adults in the United States; (2) define the criteria for OUD and describe special considerations for applying these criteria in an older adult; (3) describe treatment options for OUD and describe special considerations for such treatment in an older adult; and (4) define models of integrating OUD treatment into settings where older adults receive primary care (outpatient clinics, home visits, SNFs), including across transitions of care.

The Epidemiology of OUD among Older Adults and How to Identify OUD in an Older Adult
Benjamin Han, MD, MPH
The Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder for Older Adults
Justina L. Groeger, MD, MPH
Integrating Opioid Use Disorder Treatment into Settings Where Older Patients Receive 
Care 
   
Michael Fingerhood, MD