BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 3, Session 9

Continuity of care when transitioning between care settings: From corrections to community

Tuesday December 1, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Sarah Mark, MD, CCFP, Addictions and Primary Care Physician, Surrey Pretrial Services Centre, BC Corrections, PHSA; Addictions Physician, Creekside and RCH RAAC and Quibble Creek OAT Clinic, FHA;
Medical Lead, Community Addictions Clinics and Ethnocultural Programs, FHA; Physician Education Lead for Primary Care and Addictions, BCMHSUS, PHSA; Clinical Instructor, UBC Family Practice

At the end of this session, you should be able to:

1. Describe the risks, challenges, and considerations related to transitioning from institutional care (e.g., corrections, hospital, and treatment programs) to community care.

2. Describe how to engage a patient transitioning from institutional care in comprehensive and continuing care, including pharmacological, psychosocial, and recovery-oriented approaches.

3. Communicate effectively with other care providers as patients transition in and out of correctional settings, acute care, residential treatment, or changes in primary health care providers.