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Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023

AAPP 2020 registration is closed.

Target Audience

This course is designed for pharmacists, nurse practitioners or other health care professionals involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients.

Session Summary

As the opioid epidemic continues to affect patients and families across the United States, it is imperative health care professionals continue to work towards effective and lasting treatment for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). Ongoing stigma and lack of education contributes to less than optimal care for those with OUD. Initiating medication assisted treatment (MAT) in an inpatient or emergency department setting and transitioning patients to office-based treatment upon discharge may improve treatment retention. However, there continues to be a lack of data on patient-related factors that may promote the successful continuation of treatment upon discharge. Health care providers should work together to optimize strategies in identifying patients with OUD, engaging patients and initiating MAT, and facilitating the continuation of therapy through transitions. In this session, the audience will learn about ongoing social and ethical issues for treatment of patients with OUD, strategies to identify and overcome barriers to initiate MAT, and how to facilitate the continuation of MAT in a variety of settings.

Course Requirements

You will proceed through the following steps to satisfactorily complete this course:

  • Sign in (or create a FREE account).
  • Register for this course.
  • Review the full content of the activity and reflect upon its teachings.
  • Complete the post-test at the end of the activity no later than the closing activity date.
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the activity.
  • If necessary, complete the post-test retest no later than the closing activity date.
  • Receive a passing grade (70%).
  • Provide the necessary details in your profile to ensure correct reporting by AAPP to CPE Monitor.

Upon successful completion, ACPE credit is reported within 24 hours to CPE Monitor although transcripts can be retrieved by participants online in their ACPE Transcript.

Faculty Information and Disclosures

Stephanie Nichols, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, FCCP

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Learning Objectives

  1. Describe ongoing social and ethical issues regarding treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).
  2. Identify strategies to overcome barriers to engage patients to office/outpatient-based medication for OUD.
  3. Discuss the provision of medications for OUD in a variety of settings.

Continuing Education Credit and Disclosures

Activity Dates: 04/24/2020 - 04/24/2023
ACPE Contact Hours: 1.25
ACPE Number: 0284-0000-20-031-H08-P (Knowledge)
Nursing Credit Reminder: Note that ACPE credit is accepted for certification renewal.

ACPEThe College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

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