BC ECHO on Substance Use – Opioid Use Disorder: Cycle 3, Session 10

Continuity of care when transitioning between care settings: Acute care to community

Tuesday December 15, 12:00-1:00 PM PST

Presenter: Dr. Rupi Brar, Post-doctoral Fellow – BC Centre on Substance Use; St Paul’s Hospital Addiction Medicine Consult Service Physician Lead; Primary Care & Addictions Medicine physician – PHS Community Services Society

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.