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

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Sarah Bagley and Andrew Lawton working on the SUTP

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