As of April 15, 2019, the following activity stopped meeting the requirement for stand-alone training for certification required to obtain a waiver and is now archived material.
Federal Certification Requirement Exemption: On April 27, 2021, the USDHHS released new guidelines saying “the Practice Guidelines for the Administration of Buprenorphine for Treating Opioid Use Disorder exempt eligible physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, certified registered nurse anesthetists and certified nurse midwives from federal certification requirements related to training, counseling and other ancillary services that are part of the process for obtaining a waiver to treat up to 30 patients with buprenorphine.” Visit bup.clinicalencounters.com for updated activities.
Buprenorphine Education: Historical
Goal: To provide training to providers in order to increase knowledge about prescribing buprenorphine to their patients with opioid use disorder.
This activity is designed to change: Competence, Performance, Patient Outcome. 9 hr(s)
After completing this activity participants will be able to:
- Expand your practice to comply with the regulations and requirements of office-based buprenorphine treatment so that you can prescribe buprenorphine to your patients when appropriate
- Relate buprenorphine’s pharmacological properties to its drug effects and understand the physiological effects of opioids and opioid treatments on patients
- Identify, assess, and diagnose opioid use disorder in your patients
- Use medical and substance use disorder history information to assess your patients in terms of suitability for treatment with buprenorphine
- Provide effective and successful treatment to your patients throughout the phases of buprenorphine treatment: induction, maintenance, and discontinuation, and deal with complications that arise
- Assess and adapt treatment guidelines to best treat your patients from specific patient populations, including those with psychiatric comorbidities, adolescents, the elderly, pregnant women, methadone transfers, and patients with pain
- Prescribe, refer, or implement appropriate psychosocial therapies for treating opioid use disorder for your patients
Modules in this Training Activity
Audience and Accreditation
Audience: Medical Residents, Medical Students
A letter of completion for 9 hours is available.
A score of 70% on the post-test is required to complete the activity.
Initial development of this activity was supported by a grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (#R44-DA12066).