Presenter(s): Brian Hurley, M.D., M.B.A., DFASAM, FAPA
Note: Once the live event has passed, please allow two weeks for the recording and slide presentations to be posted.
Target Audience: This activity is designed for Nurses, MAT Team Providers, Addictions Specialists, SUD Project Directors, Managers, and Facilitators. This activity is accredited for nurses.
Credit designations available: Nursing CE
Webinar Description: This webinar will review variations on buprenorphine dosing that can be considered for patients with opioid use disorder involving fentanyl. The presenters will review the evidence for and describe low dose buprenorphine initiation of protocols, high dose buprenorphine initiation of protocols, approaches to help support patients stop using full agonist opioids for a longer period of time, and a clinical approach to referring patients to alternative medications for opioid use disorder.
- Compare and contrast low-dose, high-dose, standard dose, and variations for the timing and setting for initiating buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder involving fentanyl.
- Design a treatment plan that factors in the risks and benefits of buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder in consideration of the set, setting, and patient’s priorities for their opioid use disorder treatment.
- Recognize the limitations of buprenorphine treatment of opioid use disorder and how to refer to alternative treatments.
Continuing Education information:
This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing for a maximum of 1.00 Nursing Contact Hour. The licensee must retain this document for a period of four (4) years after the course concludes.