At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to: Review addiction identification and evidence-based treatments. Discuss the pharmacology of opioids as it relates to treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) patients. Describe the fundamentals of office-based opioid treatment including the treatment of the co-morbid patient. Explain the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance. Discuss other approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat OUD. Discuss basic office protocols including medical record documentation and confidentially. Utilize evidence-based resources to ensure providers have the confidence to prescribe buprenorphine for patients with OUD. Apply for a MAT Waiver Training Certificate to begin treating patients with OUD.
PCSS-MAT is comprehensive electronic repository of training materials and educational resources to support evidence-based treatment of opioid use disorder, including courses satisfying the DATA-2000 waiver.
The AMA Opioid Task Force urges physicians and other health care professions to continue taking action to help reverse the nation’s opioid epidemic—and the Task Force also calls on policymakers to take specific steps to remove barriers to evidence-based care for patients with pain and those with a substance use disorder.Learn More