Webinar: Managing Crisis Part 1: Avoiding Patient Overdoses, Suicides, and Deaths
The population that is in recovery from addiction has complex healthcare needs and complex risks, too. Some of the preventable problems you've no doubt heard about occurring in treatment facilities may be the result of an outdated licensing and regulatory system that does not account for that complexity. In the process of helping others, you wisely want to be sure that you're not unnecessarily exposing yourself to preventable risk.
You don't have to go far to find news stories that blame addiction programs for patient deaths. The accusations that allege patient neglect or a lack of care around patient health issues garner lots of media attention and at times vilify treatment facilities in general. There's also the issue of patient deaths arising from suicide or accidental overdose while in treatment.
This webinar reviews the basics of MAT medications, and summarizes the controversies surrounding their use. It also addresses:
In the first of this two-part webinar series on managing crisis, you learn about issues in patient assessment prior to intake, problems that emerge in the course of treatment, client elopement, and discharge.
You're not oblivious to the grim reality of high recidivism rates. Not every problem can be solved. Not every individual who sets out to enter recovery from substance use disorder will stay in recovery. But what sets you apart from others is that you're still determined to try. Because there's always someone who can be helped.
Harry Nelson is the founder and managing partner of Nelson Hardiman, LLC, as well as the chairman of Behavioral Health Association of Providers.
Beyond his legal expertise, Harry is known nationally as a consummate leader at the intersection of healthcare law and business, as evidenced by his role in co-founding five healthcare-related start-ups in the last decade. Deeply immersed in healthcare transformation and innovation; he frequently speaks on cutting edge issues and the future of the industry itself.
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