Maine Medicine Weekly Update - 04/08/2020  (Plain Text Version)

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In this issue:
•  Maine Medical Association Zoom Meeting for Providers During COVID-19 Pandemic
•  Tune In to Useful Daily Updates from Maine CDC
•  New DEA Buprenorphine Guidance
•  CMS Announces Major New Flexibilities for Physicians During COVID-19 Emergency
•  Administration Provides Financial Relief for Medicare Providers
•  A Message from Maine Responds
•  Nominations for the MMA 2020 Mary Cushman Award for Humanitarian Service
•  2020-2021 MMA Medical Student Section General Council
•  Information about the 2020 Census
•  New Law Takes Effect Concerning Physician Assistant Scope of Practice
•  MMA Legislative Calls are POSTPONED
•  Upcoming Specialty Society Meetings
•  Webinar on Managing Student Debt: next Thursday April 16th 6-7pm
•  Building Hope Across Populations-Beyond the Basics in Suicide Prevention RESCHEDULED
•  Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians
•  Successful Opiate Recovery Strategies - June 3 at 2pm, Augusta Civic Center
•  Maine Chapter ACS Annual Conference RESCHEDULED
•  BC/BE Family Medicine Physician - Lovejoy Health Center
•  Family Medicine Outpatient Physician
•  Medical Director, Primary Care Physician
•  Physician - Nasson Health Care
•  Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner - Nasson Health Care
•  Family Medicine Opportunity in Beautiful Western Maine
•  Orthopedic Surgeon Opportunity in Beautiful New England
•  Opportunities at the VA for Volunteer Physicians
•  Volunteer Opportunity with Partners for World Health - Portland, ME


Maine Suicide Prevention Program Training for Clinicians

MMA continues to partner with the Maine Suicide Prevention Program to offer training for clinicians.


The Maine Suicide Prevention Program, administered by NAMI-Maine, offers the following suicide prevention, assessment and management trainings.  MMA works closely with NAMI-Maine to provide educational opportunities for Maine physicians and other clinical providers.

Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Training

Suicide Prevention Training of the Trainers

Suicide Assessment for Clinicians Training

Non-Suicidal Self Injury Training

Suicide Prevention Protocol Development Training

Suicide Prevention Curriculum Training

If you have needs not identified in the above list, please contact Gretchen, NAMI Maine Suicide Prevention Coordinator, to discuss a customized training program. 

The Maine CDC and Sweetser are offering free online Suicide Prevention Training Modules!

Enrolling is easy. There are 12+ courses available at no charge. Download the flyer with enrollment info here.

Sample modules:

· Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale (C-SSRS)

· Depressive Disorders in Children and Adolescents

· Counseling on Access to Lethal Means (CALM)

· Collaborative Assessment & Management of Suicidality (CAMS)

· Safety Planning Intervention for Suicide Prevention

· Suicide Risk Factors, Screening and Assessment