Collaboration in Crisis: Utilizing Peer Recovery Coach Support in the ED to Maximize Patient Outcomes

Washington DC, United States,

Wednesday, May 26, 2-3 p.m. ET

For individuals who present to the emergency department (ED) with substance use-related concerns, including overdose, engaging them in linkage to care and additional follow-up activities is critical for their recovery and well-being. In the ED, team-based strategies between clinicians and recovery coaches are effective to support continuity of comprehensive care for these individuals. Hear from this South Carolina-based team on best practices for working with and integrating peers in hospital and ED settings.

Educational Objectives:

• Identify team-based strategies to engage patients in the emergency department (ED) and after discharge
• Discuss how recovery coaches and clinicians partner to support patients presenting in the ED with substance use-related concerns
• Identify strategies to reduce substance use-related stigma among clinicians and hospital staff
• Describe best practices for working with and integrating peers in hospital and ED settings

Questions? Contact KC Wu at KCW [at] TheNationalCouncil [dot] org (KCW[at]TheNationalCouncil[dot]org)

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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant no. 1H79TI081968 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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