Updates on Opioid Withdrawal Management



FEBRUARY 25, 2021 

11 am PT  ǀ  12 pm MT  ǀ   1 pm CT  ǀ   2 pm ET

Presented by Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-P, CCHP-A
Duration: 1 hour

1 hour CE credit  (ACCME, ANCC, APA, CCHP, ADA)

$59 / $49 for CCHPs

Withdrawal used to be so simple. Now, withdrawal syndrome encompasses a broad spectrum of Overdoseclinically significant pathology resulting from a long list of substances invented, inhaled, ingested, imbibed, implanted and injected. This update on opioid withdrawal includes new techniques to manage these patients and best practices for matching withdrawal acuity with treatment protocols. Learn about a legally defensible assessment tool that will help you make sound screening and triage decisions with methodical, painless documentation. 

Educational Objectives

  • Review current best practices for assessing patients undergoing opioid withdrawal 

  • Describe new clinical skills for managing these patients 
  • Discuss how medication-assisted therapy can be deployed successfully in a correctional facility 

About the Presenter

Dr. Todd Wilcox, MD, MBA, CCHP-P, CCHP-A is the medical director of the Salt Lake County Jail System where he has worked for 24 years. He received his undergraduate degree from Duke University, attended medical school at Vanderbilt University, and he has an MBA from the University of Utah. He is a well-known speaker for NCCHC and actively practices clinical medicine in Salt Lake. He is the past president of the American College of Correctional Physicians and is a recipient of the Armond Start Award for excellence in correctional medicine.