Opioid.ClinicalEncounters.com provides skills training for Primary Care Physicians to identify, address, and treat opioid addiction.
As many as 20% of primary care patients have substance use problems and primary care physicians and surgeons could have a significant impact on their problems through providing screening, brief interventions, and referral to treatment (SBIRT) (Mersy, 2003). However, the reality is that few PCPs are routinely providing substance use screening and even fewer provide an intervention with their patients (Roche and Freeman, 2004; D’Amico et al., 2005). One reason is lack of adequate training (McLellan et al., 2000; Miller et al., 2001). Training needs to go beyond providing knowledge of clinical skills; it must provide an opportunity to integrate the knowledge through practice of newly learned skills (Butzlaff et al., 2004). Interactive cases in this training support integration.
Our website will increase the frequency with which primary care physicians and surgeons screen for opioid use problems, assess the severity, provide a brief intervention, and either treat it themselves or make a referral to treatment when appropriate. This will be achieved by describing buprenorphine treatment, basic skills pertaining to patients on chronic opioid therapy, and motivational interviewing skills. We used the latest evidence to create a state of the art website that provides training to primary care physicians and surgeons to enhance their understanding of the problem and skills needed. The website will also provides resources and networking opportunities to implement skills learned in their practices. Because the training is web-based, it will be scalable for any group size from the individual provider to whole organizations and can be easily deployed in a manner convenient to the busy schedule of most PCPs and surgeons.
Physicians and surgeons who need more information on opioid use disorder and medication-assisted treatment with buprenorphine, including resident physicians.
Clinical Tools will not share your personal information with any third parties. However, if taking one of our modules is part of your required coursework, your measurement data (e.g.pre/post tests) will be reported to your professor upon their request.
Development of this website was funded by grant #R44DA12066, contract #HHSN271200655304C, contracts #HHSN271200900003C and Grant #1R44DA027245-01 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as well as grants #1R43AA020456-01A1 and #2R44AA020456-02 from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism at the National Institutes of Health. Ongoing development and maintenance is funded by the training fee and Clinical Tools, Inc. No commercial support is received.
In the About Us section, there is a brief overview of CTI, as well as a link to our corporate site.
Using the Site
On the Homepage, select the activity that applies to you. If there is a cost associated with the activity, you can choose to either “Buy for Individual” or you can look at the Group Options available.
If you start the activity and are not satisfied for any reason, we will refund your training fee within 60 days of the original payment. Refunds will be in the original form of payment. After 60 days we are unable to offer a refund. If you complete the activity, we will not issue a refund. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with requests or questions.
Credits vary by module. Users will receive a set amount of CME credit hours upon completing the activity.
On Your Activities page you can see all activities you are currently enrolled in. If you have earned a certificate for the activity, a blue certificate icon will appear at the bottom next to the number of hours. Clicking on the relevant activity will take you to the activity progress page where you can find links to your earned certificates. You can also find your certificate on the “My Activities” page beneath your username in the upper right-hand corner of the site..
Please contact us to request a copy. It helps if you can provide the username or email you used and the list of activities for which you need certificates for.
Clinical Tools includes multiple measures in our modules to assess changes in knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy and intended behavior. We track this data for all users to assess the impact of our online curriculum.
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