Opioid Use Disorder: Pharmacotherapy

$27.00 | CE Hours:9.00 | Intermediate


CEU Course Description

The United States is experiencing an opioid addiction epidemic.  This CEU course describes general principles of opioid use disorder (OUD) pharmacotherapy and discusses medication formulations, indications, and dosing for the three FDA-approved medications used to treat OUD - methadone, naltrexone, and 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 is 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

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the difference between mu-opioid receptor full agonists, partial agonists, and antagonist.

2. Enumerate five indications that a patient is suitable for home induction.

3.  Explain why oral naltrexone is not widely used to treat opioid use disorder.

4.  Investigate which OUD medication can be used during pregnancy.

5.  Elucidate three indications that medically supervised withdrawal using buprenorphine or methadone is appropriate for patients.

6.  Provide three contraindications to receiving XR-NTX.



Date Added: 2018-09-17

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