Treating Opioid Use Disorder Requires a Team Approach

Host: Faith M Jones, MSN, RN, NEA-BC – Director of Care Coordination and Lean Consulting, HealthTechS3 and Rebecca Morgan, CEO, Spark Creative
Date: February 21, 2019 at 12:00 pm CT

This webinar will provide information regarding the implementation of an introductory training for practices treating patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) and/or practices with or without Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) programs.

Practice team training helps practices identify and assess patients who are appropriate for MAT, apply knowledge of buprenorphine to manage patients with OUD, discuss psychiatric diagnoses and co-morbidities associated with OUD. Additionally it builds a clinical team that has knowledge, skills, and resources to treat OUD. For practices that have a MAT certified prescriber, comprehensive practice team training will equip all staff members with the expertise and tools to support a successful MAT program within a clinic.

Upon completion of the webinar, the participant will feel empowered and equipped to treat patients with opioid use disorder and understand:

  1. Some of the factors causing the epidemic of opioid addiction, opioid use disorder as a chronic condition, and a
    practice team’s role in helping a patient.
  2. What a practice needs in place to support a patient getting Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT).
  3. Importance of an effective evidence based team training program for a primary care practice.

Interesting fact:
Did you know that 80% of the world’s prescribed opioids are prescribed in the United States? And more Americans die each year of drug overdose than motor vehicle accidents? It’s no secret that the United States is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Primary care practices can and must be part of the solution.