Opioid dependence is epidemic in the United States. While progress has been made in training providers, the gap in providing effective treatment of opioid use disorders continues to widen—moving beyond heroin addicted individuals to a much larger and diverse segment of the population. This increase is predominantly due to an alarming increase in addiction to prescription opioid analgesic medications. Buprenorphine, the most recent addition to the pharmacotherapies available to treat opioid dependence, is novel among the opioid pharmacotherapies because of its partial agonist properties. It has been placed on Schedule III and is available by prescription from a physician’s office-based practice.
Recognizing the impact of this addiction, as well as learning how to treat opioid use disorders, are important steps in combating this ever growing medical problem. To obtain the waiver to prescribe, providers are required to take specialized training. PCSS-MAT uses the Half-and-Half format (first, 4.25 hours of face-to-face training with an instructor, followed by 3.75 hours of on-your-own-training that must be completed along with a post test). This meets the training requirements for physicians; however, additional training is required for advanced practice providers. The training focuses on the specifics of treating patients with opioid use disorders in office-based settings and clinical vignettes to help trainees think through “real life” experiences in opioid use disorders treatment. Once the waiver training is completed in full, participants will receive a CME certificate of attendance from AAAP.
January 29, 2019, at SEAHEC, 2511 Delaney Ave., Seagull Classroom, Wilmington, NC 28403 Click here to register
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February 5, 2019, at Greensboro AHEC, Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, 1121 North Church St., Classroom GW185 (formerly Classroom 29), Greensboro, NC 27401 Click here to register
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The program is recommended for prescribers in primary care, emergency medicine, pain management, psychiatric, HIV, and addiction medicine.(Not a prescriber? CLICK HERE)
- Review addiction treatment in office-based practices
- Discuss the pharmacological treatments of opioid use disorder
- Determine what medical record documentation must be followed
- Discuss the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance techniques
- Describe how to take a patient history and evaluation
- Review safety concerns and drug interactions