A Resource for Healthcare and Social Services Professionals
This 8 hour course prepares nurses and other medical staff to manage office based addiction treatment with buprenorphine and naltrexone.
This course will prepare nurses and other key members of the multidisciplinary care team to deliver medication for addiction treatment (MAT) such as buprenorphine and naltrexone using a chronic care management model. Topics covered will include the science of addiction as a brain disorder, the pharmacotherapy of medications used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders (current standard of care), and practical tools for implementing these treatment modalities into an office-based setting and for supporting physicians or other clinicians as part of a care team. Attendees will learn to screen patients for substance use disorders, initiate medication, and provide ongoing care and counseling.
The learner will:
Define opioid addiction,
Explain methods used to evaluate patients for treatment with buprenorphine,
Identify the clinically relevant pharmacological characteristics of buprenorphine and
Outline tools for monitoring and supporting patients engaged in buprenorphine treatment.
Nurses and other clinical staff providing treatment for substance use disorders in an office-based setting.
Boston Medical Center, the Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Abuse Treatment, and the GE Foundation.
Boston Medical Center grants 7.7 nursing contact hours to nurses who complete this program. You must stay for the entire program and complete this evaluation form.
This program has no commercial support. Faculty and planners have no vested interests and there are no conflicts of interest. There will be no discussion of off label uses of drugs.
Boston Medical Center is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by American Nurses Association, Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
Social Work Accreditation:
Title: Essentials of OBAT
Continuing Education Credits approved: 7.5
Expires: September 30, 2018
This course is not a waiver training. Essentials of OBAT credit hours cannot be used to fulfill the training requirements for obtaining a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.