Emergency Medicine providers are uniquely positioned to improve care and health outcomes for their patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). This is a free virtual training highlighting how to provide the best care to patients with opioid use disorder. The course includes live instructors, case studies, and discussion. It is tailored to all providers working in the emergency department (MD/DO/PA-C/NP/RN).
Understand that opioid use disorder is a medical illness and identify differences between dependence and addiction.
Identify the differences between medications for opioid use disorder and implement strategies to combat the disorder.
Describe and address the indications, dosing algorithms, potential complications, and components of successful buprenorphine administration and referral system in the emergency department.
Understand how to manage acute pain for patients with opioid use disorder.
Understand and implement harm reduction strategies from the emergency department, including rationale and evidence for community naloxone distribution
Describe, utilize and act according to the legal and regulatory consideration related to buprenorphine prescribing.