Treating Controlled Substance Use & Abuse in the ED

Treating Controlled Substance Use & Abuse in the ED
"A Collaborative Approach to Treating Controlled Substance Use and Abuse in the ED"

Archived Webinar
Accredited for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
Credit Offering Period: May 2018 - May 2020


Krista Brucker, MD
Eskenazi Health and
Indiana University School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

About the Speaker:

Krista Brucker, MD, is a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine and works in the ED at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis. Dr. Brucker was recently named a 2018 Health Care Hero by the Indianapolis Business Journal. Her research focuses on mental health and substance abuse treatment in the ED. Her current work includes the design and implementation of Project POINT.

Program Description:

Emergency departments (EDs) in Indiana have seen a dramatic increase in the need for opioid-related services over the past five years. ISMA President John P. McGoff, MD, a practicing emergency medicine physician in Indianapolis, has noted that he treats an overdose patient during every shift.  These patients come from all walks of life and are our families, friends and neighbors.  The good news is that Hoosier health care professionals and organizations are working hard to turn the tide. Webinar participants will hear from IU School of Medicine’s Krista Brucker, MD, and learn about a collaborative model for preventing recurring overdoses by ED patients who misuse opioids and what makes the program successful, as well as lessons learned and plans for the future.


At the end of this webinar, participants should be able to:

  • Comprehend the dramatic increase in the need for opioid-related emergency medical services over the past five years
  • Understand what makes Project POINT an innovative approach to treating opioid overdose patients cared for in the ED, including how IEMS’ relationship with the public safety community, local emergency departments and local and state governments make Project POINT effective
  • Comprehend Project POINT’s design, implementation and evaluation processes, as well as overdose patients’ interest in engaging with the outreach team on various levels
  • Appreciate lessons learned, as well as plans to improve initial evaluation of patients who misuse opioids and link them more efficiently with ongoing care

CME Information

Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this enduring internet activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTMPhysicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Note: While offering the CME credit hours listed in these pages, these activities are not intended to provide extensive training in a field.

Disclosure:  In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.  None of the members of the CME Planning Committee or our speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

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Once registered, you will receive an immediate “Registration Confirmation” email.  

Within 24 hours, you will receive a secondary email containing a URL link to access the video recording, downloadable PowerPoint slides, pertinent handouts and the program evaluation form.  Please note you must complete the program evaluation in order to finish the course and receive your CME Certificate, which will be sent via email within 2 weeks.  At present, ISMA is processing certificates in batches, based on completion date. 


5/17/2018 - 5/13/2020


Thursday, 17 May 2018

5/17/2018 12:00 PM - 5/31/2020 12:24 PM
5/17/2018 12:00 PM