CRIT Program Substance Use Teaching Project Examples

Sample Substance Use Teaching Project Action Plan #1

Title: Incorporating Addiction Medicine into
Organ System-Based Curriculum
Audience:
3-4 Residents, 2 Interns, 1 Attending
Goals:
Introduce addiction medicine into existing organ system-based
ambulatory course curriculum, taught by Chief Residents
Objectives:
Learners will gain ability to list pathophysiologic effects of
alcohol/tobacco/other drugs in each organ system covered
Methods:
  1. Notify all residents that addiction topics will be covered
  2. Develop folder of literature, readily available for Chief Resident
    to use for teaching residents
Resources:
  1. Ambulatory Program Coordinator agreement
  2. Program Director agreement
  3. Literature
Barriers:
  1. Chief Resident very busy
  2. Possible lack of residents’ interest in topic
Timeline:
3 Months
Evaluation:
  1. Survey residents on areas of addiction medicine covered
  2. Count how often addiction related topics have been covered
  3. Add questions on addiction medicine to course evaluation

Sample Substance Use Teaching Project Action Plan #2

Title: Teaching Housestaff About
12-Step (AA, NA) Programs
Audience:
Interns and Residents
Goals:
Educate housestaff about 12-Step programs (A.A. and N.A.)
Objectives:
  1. Be able to discuss the benefits of 12-step meetings with
    patients and patient’s family members
  2. Identify patient-related barriers to attending 12-step meetings
Methods:
Arrange for housestaff to attend 12-step meetings
Resources:
  1. Presentation on effectiveness of 12-step programs
  2. Journal articles that report on studies of 12-step programs
  3. 12-step program literature
Barriers:
  1. Locating appropriate and agreeable 12-step meetings
    to attend
  2. Transportation issues
  3. Possible lack of residents’ interest in topic
Timeline:
3 Months
Evaluation:
  1. Pre- and post-survey of housestaff knowledge and
    attitudes about 12-step programs
  2. Post-visit discussion on what housestaff learned