Opioid Addicted Patients: Medical Problems

$20.00 | CE Hours:4.00 | Intermediate

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CEU Course Description

Some medical problems are more prevalent and often more severe in people addicted to opioids than in the general population.  This CEU course identifies medical problems commonly encountered in people addicted to opioids, discusses their treatment in opioid treatment programs (OTP), and notes important considerations in deciding which medical services will be provided in an OTP and which can best be performed as a referred service.

Article Author:  Steven Batki, M.D.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Explain what should take place when a patient in MAT abuses a CNS depressant.

2.  Investigate which HIV medication increases methadone levels.

3.  Examine the factors that have been found to increase the prevalence of co-occurring disorders.

4.  Identify which disease is transmitted at the highest rate among injection drug users.

5.  Provide which medications should be avoided for acute pain management because they can cause opioid withdrawal in patients receiving MAT.

ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2017-11-05

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