Treatment and Management of Opiate-Dependent Patients
Training to Meet the California Continuing Medical Education Requirement for Physicians and Surgeons
12 hr(s) CME/CE
Goal: To train physicians in the Treatment and Management of Opiate-Dependent Patients, fulfilling the requirement option of 12 hours of training on the treatment and management of opiate-dependent patients including 8 hours of training in the medicinal treatment for opioid use disorder
This activity is designed to change: Competence, Performance, Patient Outcome. 12 hr(s)
Professional Practice Gaps
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
- Describe the stages of office-based buprenorphine treatment, basic regulations, and requirements
- Relate buprenorphine’s pharmacological properties to its drug effects
- Understand the physiological effects of opioids and opioid treatments on patients
- Identify, assess, and diagnose opioid use disorder in patients
- Use medical and substance use disorder history information to assess patients in terms of suitability for treatment with buprenorphine
- Describe effective and successful treatment of patients in buprenorphine treatment and complications that may arise
- Describe how buprenorphine treatment guidelines are adapted to needs of specific patient populations, including those with psychiatric comorbidities, adolescents, the elderly, pregnant women, methadone transfers, and patients with pain
- Prescribe, refer, or implement appropriate psychosocial therapies for treating opioid use disorder for patients
- Monitor patients being treated with opioids for chronic pain to screen for substance use problems
- Identify patients with a high risk of opioid use disorder or other misuse before prescribing any opioids
- Identify risk for diversion and overdose by patients being treated with opioids and take prevention steps
- Use a patient-centered, non-authoritarian, collaborative approach to work with a patient to change substance use behaviors or other health behaviors
Modules in this Training Activity
Training Activity References
Audience and Accreditation
Audience: Medical Residents, Medical Students
|AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™||12 hr(s)||7/1/19||6/30/22|
Accreditation Statement: Clinical Tools, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Designation Statement: Clinical Tools, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 12 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
A letter of completion for 12 hours is available.
A score of 70% on the post-test is required to complete the activity.
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