Practical Tools for Prescribing and Promoting Buprenorphine in Primary Care Settings (DA2353)

Author(s): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 4

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

This resource document was prepared for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide evidence-based information for primary care providers and practices on prescribing buprenorphine to individuals in need of intervention. It discusses buprenorphine implementation considerations and strategies for primary care providers and primary care organizations to facilitate their understanding, planning activities, and future interventions.

Course Objectives

  1. Recognize the opioid epidemic is one of the most pressing public health crises facing the United States and its high prevalence is having a substantial human toll.

  2. Comprehend how the primary care setting is a critical intervention point to increase diagnosis and treatment for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD).

  3. Identify the phases of care for patients with OUD to provide ongoing support systems and access to other required services.

  4. Examine the considerations for prescribing buprenorphine and how it is prescribed in different settings.

  5. Provide overall education for addressing stigma or misinformation and staff training for program services prescribing buprenorphine.

Course Outline

  1. Acknowledgements

  2. Abstract

  3. Chapter One: The Vital Role of Primary Care Providers in Treating Opioid Use Disorders

  4. Chapter Two: Supporting Patients Through the Phases of Care

  5. Chapter Three: Considerations for Prescribing Buprenorphine

  6. Appendices

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