Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction

 

Opioid addiction is a significant public health concern. Its effects on individuals, as well as populations, are costly and burdensome. This course is targeted to a broad healthcare audience, including individuals with either basic or more advanced levels of medication-assisted treatment experience. By clearly defining the scope of the problem and giving the definitions of opiates and the processes involved in opiate addiction, this training discusses the principles of effective medication-assisted addiction treatment, with special emphasis on assessing the opioid-addicted individual who seeks care. Using various teaching tools, including instructive information and interactive exercises, this course will help you to formulate a plan of care, goals for recovery, and confidentiality guidelines for individuals seeking treatment in your own setting. Step-by-step guidelines derived from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) “Medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction: Facts for families and friends” will further assist your learning and application of these concepts. This course is appropriate for anyone who may be involved with the treatment of opioid addiction.

$19.95

Hours: 1.50 - 2.00
REL-HHS-0-MATOA-V2

Certificates

Certificates provided by accrediting body (33 Match)

NAADAC, The Association for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


This course has been approved by Relias Learning, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for 2.00 CE. NAADAC Provider #86124, Relias Learning is responsible for all
aspects of their programming.

California Board of Registered Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

District of Columbia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


DC-RN -- District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CE Provider #50-290).

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Florida Board of Clinical Social Work, Marriage and Family Therapy and Mental Health Counseling

2.0 HOURS


Provider #50-290 This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Illinois Professional Counselor/Clinical Counselor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Louisiana Addictive Disorder Regulatory Authority

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Michigan Certification Board for Addiction Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Education hours MCBAP-S
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

National Board for Certified Counselors

1.5 HOURS







Relias Learning, LLC has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No.6110. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. Relias Learning, LLC is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours

Ohio Marriage and Family Therapist Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RTX050401 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Professional Counselor Board

2.0 HOURS


Provider # RCX100502 290
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Texas State Board of Professional Counselors

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Nursing CE

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

The Breining Institute for Registered Addiction Specialists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Ohio Chemical Dependency Professionals Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours. Content Area: C6, R1

Texas State Board of Examiners of Marriage and Family Therapists

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

American Nurses Credentialing Center

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

Association of Social Work Boards

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, #1273, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Relias Learning, LLC maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 2/10/2018-2/10/2021. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Course Delivery Format: Asynchronous Distance Learning-interaction includes quizzes with questions and answers, posttests. This module is Text-based.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 2.00 Clinical continuing education clock hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, Division of Professional Licensing Services, Social Work Unit

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC is recognized by the New York State Education Department's State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0009.

Materials that are included in this course may include interventions and modalities that are beyond the authorized practice of licensed master social work and licensed clinical social work in New York. As a licensed professional, you are responsible for reviewing the scope of practice, including activities that are defined in law as beyond the boundaries of practice for an LMSW and LCSW. A licensee who practices beyond the authorized scope of practice could be charged with unprofessional conduct under the Education Law and Regents Rules.

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered “self-study” under section 74.10(c)(2)(ii)(b)(4) of the Commissioner’s Regulations. The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

Social workers will receive 2.00 continuing education hours for participating in this course. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Board of Psychology

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing

2.0 HOURS


Georgia Board of Nursing CE Provider #: 50-290

Nurses will receive 2.00 contact hours for participating in this course.

State Of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Marriage and Family Therapist Continuing Education Sponsor

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals

2.0 HOURS


Provider approved by CCAPP, Provider number 1S-06-729-0220 for 2.00 CEH's

Missouri Credentialing Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Mental Health Counselors (MHC)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed mental health counselors. #MHC-0011

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, State Board for Mental Health Practitioners, Marriage and Family Therapists (MFT)

2.0 HOURS


Relias Learning, LLC, is recognized by New York State Education Department's State Board for Mental Health Practitioners as an approved provider of continuing education for Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists. #MFT-0009

As a provider of online, asynchronous education, some courses offered by Relias Learning are considered "self-study". The regulations limit self-study activities taken from a provider approved by the Education Department to no more than 12 hours in the 36-month registration period or one-third of the hours in a registration period other than 36 months.

This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education

2.0 HOURS


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the providership of Relias Learning. Relias Learning is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Relias Learning designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Florida Board of Medicine

2.0 HOURS


Florida Board of Medicine CE Provider #: 50-290

Connecticut Certification Board

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Florida Physician Assistants

2.0 HOURS


Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology

2.0 HOURS


Oklahoma- Northamerican Association of Masters in Psychology


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Montana Board of Behavioral Health

2.0 HOURS


This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation

2.0 HOURS


Illinois Alcohol and Drug Abuse Professional Certification Association

2.0 HOURS


Categories Counselor I or II, Preventionist I or II, CARS I or II, MISA I or II, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, CPRS I or II, MAATP I or II, NCRS II, CFPP II, CVSS II
This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-MATOA-V2
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 5/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Discuss the therapy goals and techniques you can employ to help individuals safely self-manage medications for opioid addiction.
Describe the medications typically prescribed to treat opioid addiction and how they are used.
Explain why medication-assisted treatment is the most effective approach to treating opioid use disorders.

Outline:
Section 1: Introduction
A. About This Course
B. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Opioid Addiction
A. Meet Rafael
B. Scope of the Problem: Opioid Epidemic
C. Opioid Statistics
D. What are Opioids?
E. Prescription Opioids and the FDA
F. Commonly Prescribed Opiates and Opioids
G. Systems Impacted by Opioids
H. Opioids and the Brain: Alteration
I. Diagnosing Substance Use Disorders
J. Opioid Addiction
K. Common Terms in Treatment of Addiction
L. Review
M. Section Summary
Section 3: Medication-Assisted Treatment
A. Opioid Addiction Treatment
B. Components of Opioid Addiction Treatment
C. Principles of Effective Addiction Treatments
D. A Few More Principles of Effective Addiction Treatment
E. What is Medication-Assisted Treatment?
F. What Medication-Assisted Treatment Does for a Person
G. How are Medication-Assisted Programs Effective?
H. Let’s Review
I. Summary
Section 4: Medications Used to Treat Opioid Addiction
A. Pharmacological Treatment Disclaimer
B. Pharmacotherapy Used in Treating Opioid Addiction
C. Buprenorphine
D. Buprenorphine Details
E. Advantages of Buprenorphine
F. Using Buprenorphine Carefully
G. Suboxone and Zubsolv Specifics
H. Naltrexone
I. Methadone
J. Dosing, Dispensing, and the DATA
K. Before Medication-Assisted Treatment Begins
L. Warnings about Taking a Medication for Opioid Addiction
M. More Steps for Ensuring Safe Medication Use
N. Side Effects of Medication
O. Adjusting Medications
P. Course of Treatment
Q. Test Your Knowledge
R. Michael's Medication
S. Section Summary
Section 5: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Practice
A. Assessing the Client
B. Pain Management for Individuals with Opioid Addiction
C. Additional Prescriber Concerns
D. Opioid-Associated Medical Problems
E. The Individualized Plan of Care
F. Counseling
G. Family and Friends Are Important, Too!
H. Support Groups
I. Goals for Recovery from Opioid Addiction
J. Let’s Practice: Developing a Plan of Care
K. Guidelines for Confidentiality in Medication Assisted Treatment
L. Confidentiality and Privacy Specific to Opioid Addiction Treatment
M. Engagement and Opioid Addiction Treatment
N. Continuing with Rafael
O. Section Summary
Section 6: Conclusion
A. Summary
B. Congratulations!
C. Course Contributors
D. Resources
E. References

Expert Reviewer: Luc Pelletier MSN, APRN, BC, FAAN
Mr. Pelletier, Essential Learning’s Senior Healthcare Quality Consultant, has 27 years of experience in the behavioral healthcare field and is a licensed psychiatric nurse. His expertise is in the areas of managed behavioral healthcare, mental health and addictions nursing, clinical informatics, quality and performance improvement, data quality, policy development, and accreditation and regulatory compliance. Mr. Pelletier has an impressive editorial resume as editor, contributor or reviewer for premier nursing journals. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal for Healthcare Quality, a peer-reviewed journal of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the recipient of the APEX Award of Excellence in many categories since 2002. Mr. Pelletier is a Fellow with the American Academy of Nursing, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American College of Mental Health Administration. Disclosure: Luc Pelletier MSN, APRN, BC, FAAN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Staff Writer: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D.
Dr. Jenkins is a Counseling Psychologist, and a professor of psychology at Wagner College in New York. He teaches a variety of courses, including Health Psychology, Psychological Testing, Psychopathology, Sleep and Dreams, Principles of Counseling Psychology, and Positive Psychology. He also has extensive clinical experience, and has worked in prisons, hospitals, outpatient clinics, and college counseling centers providing individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychoeducational workshops. He is an associate fellow of the Albert Ellis Institute for Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy and completed a year-long post-doctoral training at the institute. Dr. Jenkins scholarly works have been published in top psychological journals and edited books, and presented at national conferences. Disclosure: Steve Jenkins, Ph.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jeremy Attermann, MSW
Jeremy Attermann, MSW, has several years of experience in the behavioral health and non-profit sector. As a Project Coordinator at the National Council for Behavioral Health, Mr. Attermann provides support and content development to several projects in the Policy and Practice Improvement Department, including the Opioid Epidemic Impact Initiative portfolio. His expertise involves systems change, clinical interventions for co-occurring disorders, behavioral interventions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and clinical and operational considerations for the use of medication assisted treatment (MAT). He has worked in several clinical mental health settings around the country, as well as municipal offices covering policy on homelessness and veteran affairs.  Disclosure: Jeremy Attermann, MSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW
Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW brings more than 15 years of experience in direct service, administration and clinical supervision. As Integration Consultant, he provides technical assistance, consultation and training toward integration of behavioral health and primary care, SBIRT, and substance use treatment such as medication assisted treatment (MAT) and helping organizations utilize data to improve clinical outcomes. His projects include health homes, FQHC partnerships with community behavioral health, implementing screening and assessment, coordinating care, working in high functioning teams and utilizing measurement based care. His expertise involves systems change management with emphasis around the integration of primary and behavioral health care and substance use and leadership development and supervisory skills. Mr. Szubiak’s training experience fosters both primary care and behavioral health care provider’s successful adaption to clinical and organizational culture change.  Disclosure: Nick Szubiak, MSW, LCSW has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry and intermediate level Alcohol and Drug Counselors; entry and intermediate level Nurses; entry and intermediate level Professional Counselors; entry and intermediate level Social Workers; entry level Psychologists; in the following settings: Health and Human Services; and the following practice categories: Addictions, General Nursing, Gerontology, Home Health, Mental Health, Pain Management.
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All courses offered by Relias Learning, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous Distance Learning with interactivity which includes quizzes with questions/answers, and posttests.
Accommodations
If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Learning Customer Support by calling (800) 381-2321 or emailing support@reliaslearning.com