Opioid Use Disorder: Medications, Screening, and Assessment - For Social Workers

$6.00 | CE Hours:2.00 | Beginning


CE Course Description

The number of patients presenting with opioid use disorder (OUD) in medical clinics, community health centers, and private practices is increasing.  This CE course offers social workers a general introduction to OUD medications and addresses most personal healthcare needs, development of sustained partnerships with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

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

Retrieved from:  https://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-63-Medications-for-Opioid-Use-Disorder-Full-Document-Including-Executive-Summary-and-Parts-1-5-/SMA18-5063FULLDOC

CE Course Objectives

1.  List three exceptions in the Controlled Substances Act from the requirement to provide methadone through an OTP or buprenorphine through an OTP or a waivered practitioner.

2.  Name the strongest risk factors for developing SUDs.

3.  Summarize under which treatment setting patients should have access to FDA-approved medications for OUD.

4.  Explain what the decision to discontinue OUD medication should be based on.

5.  Identify three situations when patients should be assessed for an OUD.

6.  Describe what every patient who misuses opioids or has OUD should receive.


CE Outline with Main Points

1.  Introduction to Medications for Opioid Use Disorder Treatment

a.  The Approach to OUD Care

b.  Overview of Medications for OUD

c.  Duration of Treatment With OUD Medication

d.  Treatment Settings

e.  Challenges to Expanding OUD Medication

2.  Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Settings

a.  Scope of the Problem

b.  Screening

c.  Assessment

d.  Treatment Planning or Referral



Date Added: 2018-04-02

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