Nursing CE Credits: Identification and Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults

Last Chance! Register before the nursing CE credit expires January 11, 2021.  The Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center hosted Anita Jacobson, Pharm.D., Clinical Associate Professor, University of Rhode Island, for a presentation titled “Identification and Management of Opioid Use Disorder in Older Adults.” This session focused on updating knowledge and strategies to identify and manage opioid […]

You’re Invited! Two HRSA Partnered Events

You’re invited to two HRSA partnered events. For more information about the series, contact Veronica Roa at vroa@hrsa.gov. For more resources and tools about telehealth, visit: https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/telehealth/index.html. Health Center Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic & The Rural Healthcare Surge Readiness Web Portal Webinar on January 21, 2021, 1:00pm   The Health Resources and Services Administration uses information […]

Project ECHO®: Caring for Older Adults- COVID-19 Vaccination Discussions

Rhode Island Geriatric Education Center (RIGEC) and Healthcentric Advisors hosted “Caring for Older Adults- COVID-19 Vaccination Discussions” Project ECHO® is a free, practical, case-based tele-education series. Curriculum Discussed updates on the challenges and successes related to COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Rhode Island. These two sessions are relevant for clinicians who practice in a variety of […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Webinars & Other Learning Opportunities

Webinar: Vaccine Confidence December 18, 11:30am-4PM EDT Register here for this event Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a discussion of promising strategies from the behavioral and social sciences to help promote the uptake of vaccines to prevent COVID-19. To inform a forthcoming rapid expert consultation on building public confidence in SARS-CoV-2 vaccines, the Societal Experts Action Network (SEAN) […]

Have you had close contact with someone infected with COVID-19?

The Rhode Island Department of Health developed the COVID-19 Close Contact Quarantine Calculator to help you determine how long to remain in quarantine after exposure. What dose close contact mean? A close contact is someone who has been within 6 feet of someone with COVID-19 for a combined total of 15 minutes or more in […]

CDC Webinar on Dec 14: What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

December 14, 1-2PM EDT Monitoring vaccine safety is a vital part of the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As COVID-19 vaccines become available, the public’s knowledge and confidence in their safety, both initially and during extended use, is an important part of a successful national vaccination effort. CDC remains committed to ensuring that public health officials, […]

Webinar on Dec. 17: Operation Safe Station Addressing the Opioid Crisis

Operation Safe Station Addressing the Opioid Crisis—News on a Multidisciplinary Effort December 17, 2-3PM EDT This no-cost webinar is brought to you by The Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) leadership, in collaboration with the Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) team, TASC’s Center for Health and Justice, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs. Register Arlington County (Virginia) leaders will […]

ACL/CMS Webinar on Jan 14: Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases during COVID-19

Reducing Food Insecurity and Nutrition-Related Chronic Diseases During COVID-19 Among Medicaid HCBS Beneficiaries January 14, 2021 | 3-4:30PM EDT Register for the Webinar The Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) host a monthly webinar series that invites subject matter experts and practitioners from across the home-and-community-based services […]

MCSTAP Webinar on Jan 28: Substance Use Disorder Treatment in the Time of COVID-19

January 28, 2021   2-3PM (EST) Webinar Presenter: Christopher W. Shanahan, MD, MPH, FACP Medical Director, Massachusetts Consultation Service for Treatment of Addiction and Pain (MCSTAP) and Massachusetts Behavioral Health Partnership (MBHP) Save your spot – register now!   Primary care clinicians face many challenges when addressing the complex needs of patients with chronic pain, substance use […]

New resource for home and congregate care workers

Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety released a new video and suite of resources about infection control and PPE for home care and congregate care workers on the front lines of COVID-19. Stay Safe! Your Guide to Wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is available in English, Spanish, Haitian Creole and Brazilian Portuguese. We know that […]