CE Credit Hours: 1.00 Continuing Education Credit Hours
CEU Course Description
This brief intermediate continuing education course, developed using information from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMSHA), includes an overview of opioid misuse and addiction as well as goals of medication assisted treatment to treat opioid use disorder. Factors assessed when determining the course of medication treatment are addressed as well as specific considerations for the use of naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine.
CEU Course Objectives
1. Discuss the use, misuse, and effects of opioids.
2. Differentiate between the various prescribed opioid medications.
3. Summarize treatment strategies used to treat opioid addiction, including medication assisted treatment.
4. Identify the characteristics of addiction and the symptoms of opiate withdrawal.
5. Outline the factors that must be addressed when considering medication for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
6. Evaluate the clinical practices, contraindications, and warnings associated with methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone use to treat opioid use disorders.
The Mindful team consists of numerous behavioral health professionals with a plethora of clinical experience as well as backgrounds in higher education, including teaching at the university level. Our three consulting psychologists review the appropriate course material, based on their experience and expertise that aligns with program content, to ensure that it enhances interdisciplinary understanding and is consistent with a systematic, research-based approach to promoting continued education and for synthesizing new knowledge into the clinician’s professional environment.
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Course Date: 2016-11-01
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