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Mental Health Monthly #9: Suicide Assessment in the ED: Using the ICAR2E Tool

Dr. Kim Nordstrom discusses a valuable bedside tool for evidence-based assessment in patients that visit the ED and are at risk for suicidality. Dr. Nordstrom is a practicing emergency psychiatrist and associate professor with the University of Colorado. As a developer and user of the tool, Dr. Nordstrom gives us invaluable insight into a new…

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Podcast 750: Take Home Naloxone

Contributor: Aaron Lessen, MD Educational Pearls: Think about giving take home naloxone kits for anyone on long-term opioids as well as anyone with an opioid use disorder, those in opioid withdrawal, or those who recently overdosed on opioids Also consider for individuals with non-opioid substance use disorders For patients seen in the ED with an…

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Podcast 749: PCC for Me?

Contributor: Nick Tsipis, MD Educational Pearls: Prothrombin complex concentrate (Kcentra)  and Vitamin K are used to reverse life-threatening bleeds in patients on warfarin (Coumadin) Factors II, VII, IX, and X are included in four-factor PCC PCC/Kcentra dosing is 500-2000 units based on INR and patient weight PROPER3 RCT was a non-inferiority trial done to evaluate…

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Podcast 726: Ophthalmia Neonatorum

Contributor: Peter Bakes, MD Educational Pearls: Ophthalmia Neonatorum encompasses any conjunctivitis that presents within the first 28 days of life Neonates often receive prophylactic silver nitrate eye drops for gonorrhea prophylaxis, but the drops can cause chemical conjunctivitis Etiology & Timing of Presentation: Silver nitrate conjunctivitis presents 0-2 days after birth Neisseria gonorrhae presents 2-5…

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CBHW Summit: The Cycle of Drug-Related Stigma – Implications for the Opioid Crisis

From DU’s 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit: Contributor:  Michael Miller, Strategic Initiatives Coordinator, Jefferson County Public Health Check out this episode!

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CBHW Summit: A Strategic Framework for Addiction Medicine

From DU’s 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit: Contributors: Judith Shlay, MD, MSPH, Associate Director, Denver Public Health, and Brooke Bender, MPH, Center for Addiction Medicine Planner, Denver Health Check out this episode!

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CBHW Summit: Safe Prescribing 101

From DU’s 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit: Contributor:  Christopher Urbina, MD, MPH, Colorado Consortium for Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Check out this episode!

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CBHW Summit: Male Mental Health – A Crisis in Public Health

From DU’s 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit: Contributor: Jason Vitello, MSW, Behavioral Health Coordinator, Denver Public Health/CPHA Check out this episode!

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CBHW Summit: Opening Remarks from the Lieutenant Governor

Opening remarks from the current lieutenant governor of Colorado, Dianne Primavera. Check out this episode!

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CBHW Summit: Children’s Mental Health

From DU’s 1st annual Colorado Behavioral Health and Wellness Summit: Contributors: Sarah Davidon, EdD, Director of Research & Child and Adolescent Strategy, Mental Health Colorado, and Sarah Younggren, LCSW, Child & Adolescent Specialist, Mental Health Colorado Check out this episode!

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