This half-hour on-demand module will discuss interdisciplinary approaches to treating pain and addiction. This is the last of 6 modules in The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials series.
Treating pain, particularly chronic pain, and addiction is complex, and often calls for multimodal care from multiple providers. This 1/2-hour on-demand module is the final module in the Essentials Online series on pain and addiction care. It touches on the challenges in delivering multidisciplinary, multimodal care to patients with pain and addiction, and how an interdisciplinary approach can support delivering this kind of care in a patient-centered way. Models for approaches to interdisciplinary care are presented and issues in forming and sustaining an interdisciplinary care team are discussed. This module also offers practical guidance for building a referral network of providers for specialty care, and guidance for leveraging existing resources to support integration of care across a range of treatment settings.
This module is part of The ASAM Pain & Addiction Essentials, a series of 6 online modules that cover the foundations of pain and addiction including the science, stigma, screening and assessment, treatment, and interdisciplinary approaches. All modules can be taken together as a full 6-hour course or can be taken individually to fill learner knowledge gaps in pain and addiction topics.
Learners looking for more advanced topics in pain and addiction should register for the Applied Skills Workshop (intermediate level) or the Common Threads Course (advanced level), learn more at https://elearning.asam.org/PainAddictionCourses
The target audience for this module includes: primary care physicians, fellows in training and residents, providers who are new to addiction medicine or are early in their career, and other members of the care team who are looking for introductory topics on pain and addiction.
This session addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Professionalism, and Systems-based Practice.
Upon completion, learners will be able to:
• Identify the benefits of collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of providers and allied health professionals in the assessment and treatment of pain and addiction
• Compare models of effective interdisciplinary care teams, noting factors that support integration, communication, and cooperation between team members and the delivery of multimodal, patient-centered care
• Describe potential barriers to forming and sustaining an interdisciplinary teams that may arise across treatment settings, particularly rural and under resourced settings, and ways these challenges can be met, leveraging existing tools and resources
• Discuss when and how to make referrals to providers and allied health professionals as part of longitudinal care management to meet the complex needs of patients with chronic pain and addiction