Substance Use Disorder Training for Nurses and Advanced Practice Providers_Online
This training will focus on the knowledge, skills, and care orientation needed for nurses and advanced practice providers to successfully identify, treat, and manage patients who are using/misusing alcohol and other substances. The training will also fulfill Part One of the application requirement for the Drug Addiction Treatment Act (DATA) Waiver credential. The DATA waiver allows licensed Advanced Practice Providers to prescribe buprenorphine for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder.
Nurses and Advanced Practice Providers
Upon successful completion of this program, the participant should be able to:
- Describe addiction as a priority healthcare issue in the United States.
- Describe how substance use stigma and racism affect healthcare access and treatment.
- Describe the APP/nurse’s role in providing care for patients with substance use issues.
- Describe opioid use disorder (OUD) assessment and evidence-based treatments.
- Discuss the pharmacology of opioids as it relates to treatment of 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.
Presenter: Julie A Kmiec, DO Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Planning Committee Members:
- Martha Landolina, MEd
- Jonathon Hamlin, RN
- Jack Warwick, MPH
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.5 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 1.5 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Healthcare Professionals: Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
- 1.50 AAPA Category I CME
- 1.50 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 1.50 Attendance