The Montana Medical Association and its partners designed a three hour course, delivered through four online modules to help health care teams find the proper balance between providing appropriate treatment for patients while protecting them from opioid addiction. Upon completion of the four module webcasts, medical professionals will receive a CME Certificate.
The series provides valuable direction for physicians and non-physicians who are involved in patient care concerning opioid medications. Physicians are encouraged to include all appropriate members of their teams in this training. The program addresses the problem on a state and national level, how to prescribe opioids and how to communicate with patients about the dangers of prescription drugs.Non-physicians who complete the webinar and a post-webinar evaluation will also receive a certificate of completion.
Course Intended For All Specialties: Physicians, Dentists, Physician’s Assistants, Pharmacists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Advanced Practice Nurses
- Implement recommended prescribing practices and forms of treatment for patients presenting with acute or chronic pain.
- Use the toolkits and resources to manage patient treatment.
- Apply the state and federal laws as related to prescribing Schedule II drugs.
- Examine the prescription drug issue from a state and national level.
- Know the medications used for the treatment of addiction and withdrawal according to DEA regulations and know the disease model of OUD and the importance of identifying and treating it in office, ER and inpatient settings.
- Implement the use of Medication Assisted Treatment as the standard of care for opioid use disorder, the medications used in MAT and the role of counseling in MAT.
- Define harm reduction and outcome directed treatment and the concept levels of care of MAT.