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Report on Grant Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)

Dana Murphy-Parker, MS, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FIAAN

The Providers Clinical Support System (PSCC) provides mentoring and national education to healthcare professionals in the USA with the goal of providing evidence-based medicated-assisted treatment webinars for the care of patients who have opioid use disorders. These webinars target primary care, substance use disorder treatment programs, pain management settings, and psychiatric care services. PCSS is funded by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) and is made up of a coalition of major healthcare organizations dedicated to addressing the heath care crisis of the opioid epidemic in the United States. The PCSS grant is managed by American Academy of Addictions Psychiatry (AAAP). (See https://pcssnow.org/about/program-partners/ for a list of the twenty-three health care organizations that make up the coalitions for PCSS education)

The International Nurses Society on Addictions (IntNSA) submitted an application to be part of the PCSS coalitions in 2015 and has been active since 2015 in providing webinars for PCSS. 

In the month of July, 2021, IntNSA hosted 2 webinars:

July 1

Consortium Management 101: Development and Engagement Strategies for Success in Building Community Resources for those with Opioid Use Disorder; presented by J.K. Costello, MD, MPH & Lindsay E. Houston, MPH.

July 29

Methadone Then, Methadone Now; presented by John S. Silvani, RN, CARN, CAS, LCDCII, FIAAN. IntNSA member; IntNSA BOD member, and Interim Treasurer of IntNSA USA.

The next planned webinar will be on August 19. The webinar is: Medicated Assisted Treatment (MAT) Expansion Grant in Colorado. This grant was awarded to the University of Colorado School of Nursing & Colorado Corsortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention to access opioid use services in rural areas of Colorado. Watch IntNSA’s website to register for this upcoming webinar.

All webinars are approved for 1.00 Nursing Contact Hour from the California Board of Registered Nursing.

All IntNSA PCSS webinars are live, and they are recorded for later viewing. Archives of all IntNSA PCSS webinars can be found at https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLMKv9tWFocZ4kMYX-wVnGsqViqyloZytl

If you have ideas for an IntNSA webinar or you would like to present on your work related to the opioid epidemic in the USA, please contact Dana Murphy-Parker at murphyparkerd@gmail.com

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