Integrating Peer Support Service in the ED: Benefits and Challenges
Date & Time
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM
Krista Brucker, MD, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine
Emily Zarse, MD, Medical Director of Addiction Psychiatry, Eskenazi Health
Moderator: John J. Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, FACOEM, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Health, and Member, National Rx Drug Abuse & Heroin Summit Advisory Board
CE Certified By: AMA,AAFP,ANCC,APA,NAADAC,NASW,NBCC
Project POINT is an emergency department (ED) based outreach program designed to support survivors of opioid overdoses and bridge them to ongoing care. POINT has revealed that there are far more patients in need of/seeking treatment than there are professionals equipped to provide high quality, interdisciplinary, evidenced-based care. Incorporating peer recovery coach support is an evidenced-based way to expand the quantity and quality of the care available to patients with opioid misuse disorders.
Presenters will share their experience integrating recovery coaching services into their ED outreach program.
The benefits include:
1. Increased patient engagement with the outreach team.
2. Increased cooperation and engagement in the ED assessment and referral process.
3. Longer engagement and increased success of treatment after ED discharge.
Their challenges have been:
1. Lack of structure for hiring and incorporating new roles in a busy, high acuity clinical setting.
2. Creating a plan for recovery coaching supervision, continuing education and wellness.
3. Prioritizing responsibilities, managing expectations and setting boundaries for clinical staff, recovery coaches and patients.
UPON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, PARTICIPANTS WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Describe the role of a peer recovery coach in the emergency department setting.
- Identify ways to address barriers to incorporating this service into their own clinical setting.
- Explain how to design support for this role in the team through ongoing professional development.