Addiction Care and Treatment Online Course

Addiction Care and Treatment Online Course

Accreditation
Target Audience:

Family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners involved in addiction care and treatment

Course Format: 12-15 hour interactive online module
Online: anytime, anywhere, on any device

Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

Addiction Care Treatment Online Course

Online-based education for health care providers to diagnose and treat patients with substance use disorders using evidence-based treatments along a continuum of care. Although this course is targeted towards health care providers, it is open to the general public. Anyone interested in learning about substance use disorders is encouraged to register for this course.

Designed in partnership by BC Centre for Substance Use, UBC Continuing Professional Development, and UBC School of Nursing.

STEP 1: Ready to get started? Click link below to register:

Register for Addiction Care Treatment Online Course

STEP 2: Already registered? Follow this link to access the course:

Link to Online Course

 

Course Evaluation

The initial evaluation showed that of the 6,985 participants who registered for the online course between May 2017 - February 2018, a total of 3,466 (49.62%) completed the online pretest questionnaire. Knowledge of the addiction medicine increased significantly post-certificate (mean difference 28.21; 95% CI 27.32 to 29.10; P<.001). This free, online, open-access certificate in addiction medicine appeared to improve knowledge of learners from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. Click here for access to this paper: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/31127722

Gorfinkel LR, Giesler A, Dong H, Wood E, Fairbairn N, Klimas J. Development and Evaluation of the Online Addiction Medicine Certificate: Free Novel Program in a Canadian Setting. JMIR Med Educ 2019;5(1):e12474

Skills Gained

By the end of this course, learners should be able to:

  1. Incorporate screening, diagnosis, and brief intervention and referral to treatment for substance use disorders in clinical practice
  2. Select the appropriate pharmacological and psychosocial treatment interventions based on the best evidence as well as individual patient needs, circumstances, and preferences
  3. Provide safe and effective treatment to patients and their families throughout the induction, maintenance, and/or discontinuation process across the continuum of care for substance use disorders
  4. Set treatment goals, monitoring and evaluating progress, and providing patient-centred support across the continuum of care for substance use disorders
  5. Appreciate the complexity of substance use disorders, diversity of care, and providing informed referrals to evidence-based support services
  6. Promote recovery, safety, wellness, and harm reduction to improve patient care and support for those with substance use disorders
  7. Implement strategies for safer prescribing practices for medications with abuse/diversion potential (i.e. opioids for analgesia, benzodiazepines)

Cost

FREE

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Target Audience:

Family physicians, specialists, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners in British Columbia involved in the care of patients who are experiencing opioid use disorder

Location:
Online: anytime, anywhere on any device
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada
Target Audience:

Primary care providers in BC

Location:
Anytime, anywhere, on any device
Online Module from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada

Contact

UBC CPD eLearning, cpd.online@ubc.ca

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