Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 05/06/2019  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  MMA and Leading Medical Associations Hail Ruling in Maine Case Over Medication Assisted Treatment in Jail
•  Eat, Sleep, Console Update
•  Tick Aware and Tick Alert - May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month in Maine
•  Trump Administration Reveals New Refusal Options for Healthcare Personnel
•  Alfond Leaders Program Seeking More Applicants for Student Debt Relief - Applications Being Accepted Through May 15
•  Federal Judge Agrees with AMA, Strikes Down Gag Rule
•  This Week's Public Health Updates from the AMA
•  Experts Fear Rising Number of Unvaccinated Children Will Lead to More Measles Outbreaks
•  Free MAT Training at CMMC June 1
•  Lawrence B. Mutty, M.D., M.P.H., 1934-2019; MMA President 2004-2005
•  MMA Legislative Call Tuesday, May 7th
•  Vaccine Vote Drama and Other State House Highlights of the Week
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Cumberland County Physicians: Join the MMA at the Foreside Tavern in Falmouth on Thursday, May 16
•  Treatment & Prevention of Medical & Mental Health Emergencies -Substances & Gun Violence -May 17 & 18
•  Quality Counts: Rapid Induction Starting in the ED (RISE) Training, Webinars, ECHO Program
•  "Trust Me, I’m a (Certified) Doctor: Innovations and Improvements in Maintenance of Certification” - Thursday, May 23
•  MICIS 2019 Clinical and Legal Opioid Update - May 29 in Brewer, June 5 in Augusta
•  MaineGeneral Xwaiver Training for Staff - June 3
•  The Maine Concussion Management Initiative Will Be Offering Training Programs – June 21 and October 29
•  Assessing and Managing Non-Suicidal Self-Injury and Suicide Risk in Healthcare Settings - 3 Hour CME Training for Healthcare Professionals at MMA on Friday, June 21, 2019
•  2019 Mary Cushman, MD Award for Exceptional Humanitarian Service as a Medical Volunteer
•  Maine Independent Clinical Information Service 2019 Presentations
•  BC/BE Family Medicine or Internal Medicine Physician
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician or Experienced Family Nurse Practitioner
•  Gastroenterology Lead Physician - Bangor, Maine
•  Physician for Maine Maritime Academy Summer Training Cruise
•  Internal Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Mid Coast Maine - Adult Psychiatrist and/ Psychiatric NP/PA Opportunity
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  PCHC in need of Pediatrician for Brand New Pediatric Center!
•  Outpatient Internal Medicine Physician – Bangor, Maine
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health


Eat, Sleep, Console Update

QC for Kids and the Perinatal Quality Collaborative for ME (PQC4ME) have received some additional funding from the Hannaford's Community Relations Giving Program to support the implementation of Eat, Sleep, Console in Maine.  


Eat, Sleep, Console Update

QC for Kids and the Perinatal Quality Collaborative for ME (PQC4ME) have received some additional funding from the Hannaford's Community Relations Giving Program to support the implementation of Eat, Sleep, Console in Maine.  The opioid epidemic in the United States has resulted in an increased number of infants born substance exposed who are at risk for developing neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS),  Historically, these infants have been treated with the introduction and weaning of pharmaceuticals.  Recently, a new model called Eat, Sleep, Console (ESC) has been developed that focuses on the comfort and care of infants born substance exposed by maximizing nonpharmacologic methods, increasing family involvement in the treatment of their infant, and prn or "as needed" use of pharmacologic interventions.

QC in partnership with the Northern New England Perinatal Quality Improvement Network (NNEPQIN) and Maine Medical Center is offering the following training opportunities:

1. QC is offering additional opportunities for coaching around ESC implementation over the next year around ESC.  The Coaching Schedule will be 12-1pm via zoom ( or 14086380968,,,5211733487#) on:

  • Thursday, September 12 from 12-1pm
  • Thursday, December 12 from 12-1pm

2. QC is hosting an all-day in-person training of Eat, Sleep, Cole on Tuesday, June 4th with one of the Gold Star Trainers from Dartmouth.  You can register at the following link: The training will be held at the University of Maine in Augusta from 9:00am to 3:30pm.  Consider attending in teams of three for hospital teams.  We ask that participants register by May 17, 2019.  There is limited space for attendance of 50 people.

3.  Kelley Bowden and Ann Boomer are available to do local trainings on ESC with teams who attended the October 30 ESC training as part of their work with the Maine CDC Perinatal Outreach, Education and Consultation Services. 

  • Contact Kelley Bowden directly with requests for groups that would refer to MaineHealth or CMMC hospitals.
  • Contact Ann Boomer directly with requests for groups who would refer to Northern Light hospitals/EMMC.

For more information, contact Kayla Cole at Quality Counts 620-8526 x1027