Opioid Use Disorder: Pharmacotherapy - Part 2

$15.00 | CE Hours:5.00 | Intermediate


CE Course Description

The United States is experiencing an opioid addiction epidemic.  This CE course describes general principles of opioid use disorder (OUD) pharmacotherapy and discusses medication formulations, indications, and dosing for the FDA-approved medication used to treat OUD - buprenorphine.  Patient management and monitoring in outpatient settings other than opioid treatment programs as well as medical management of patients with OUD in hospital settings are also discussed.

Author: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Medications for Opioid Use Disorder.  Treatment Improvement Protocol (TIP) Series 63.  HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18-5063.  Rockville, MD: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 2018.

Retrieved from:  https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-63-Medications-for-Opioid-Use-Disorder-Executive-Summary/SMA18-5063EXSUMM

CE Course Objectives

1.  Give five indications that a patient is suitable for home induction.

2.  Judge which OUD medication can be used during pregnancy.

3.  Consider three indications that medically supervised withdrawal using buprenorphine is appropriate for patients.

4.  List three laboratory tests that should be conducted before buprenorphine is prescribed.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Buprenorphine

a.  Formulations

b.  Pharmacology

c.  Bioavailability

d.  Dosing Considerations

e.  Initiating Buprenorphine Treatment

f.  Duration of Buprenorphine Treatment

2.  Medical Management Strategies for Patients Taking OUD Medications in Office-Based Settings

a.  Patient Selection

b.  Patient Management and Treatment Monitoring

c.  Administrative Considerations

d.  Emergency Protocols and Patient Safety Measures

e.  Recommendations for Staff Member Training

3.  Medical Management of Patients Taking OUD Medications in Hospital Settings

a.  Hospital Settings

b.  Hospitalized or ED Patients Taking Medication for OUD

c.  Hospitalized or ED Patients Not Taking Medication for OUD

d.  Medical Management Plan



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Added On: 2019-06-02

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