Maintenance and Discontinuation
1 hr out of up to 8.5 CME/CE
Goal: To train clinicians to maintain patients on buprenorphine successfully and help patients who wish to taper off treatment despite the risk of relapse.
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After completing this activity participants will be able to:
- Provide routine treatment and monitoring throughout the maintenance phase of buprenorphine treatment
- Treat pain in patients who are on buprenorphine maintenance therapy for opioid use disorder
- Determine which patients have the best chance of success at terminating buprenorphine treatment, counsel patients on risks, guide tapering, minimize symptoms, and provide follow-up
- Advise patients on buprenorphine treatment how to avoid and respond to overdose.