Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program

Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program

Online Course

Accreditation
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

Course Format: 8 hours interactive online module
Online: anytime, anywhere on any device

Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program Online Course

Opioid use disorder is one of the most challenging forms of addiction facing the health care system in British Columbia and a major driver of the recent surge in illicit drug overdose deaths in the province. In the context of the current public health emergency, there is an urgent need for a provincial evidence-based education on the full range of therapeutic options for the optimal treatment of adults and youth with varying presentations of opioid use disorder.

UBC CPD, in partnership with the BC Centre for Substance Use (BCCSU), has developed an online course intended for all BC physicians, nursing and allied health professionals, and other care providers involved in the treatment of individuals with opioid use disorder. The course articulates the BCCSU Opioid Use Disorder Guidelines through interactive content, videos and case studies. Designed with busy professionals in mind, this 8-hour course was previously only available to physicians who attended in-person Methadone 101 sessions and is now available at no cost to healthcare practitioners when and where they need it.

Already registered? Follow this link to access the course:

Link to Online Course

Skills Gained

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

  1. Define and establish a diagnosis of opioid use disorder
  2. Evaluate a patient with opioid use disorder and create a patient centred care plan
  3. Provide safe treatment of opioid use disorder with buprenorphine/naloxone, methadone, slow-release oral morphine, and injectable opioid agonist treatment
  4. Write a safe and clear methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, sustained release oral morphine, and injectable opioid agonist treatment prescription
  5. Safely induce and maintain a patient on methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, sustained release oral morphine, and injectable opioid agonist treatment
  6. Engage a patient in comprehensive and continuing care
  7. Provide trauma informed care to people with opioid use disorder
  8. Educate patients about harm reduction and integrate harm reduction provision into clinical care
  9. Transition patients between modalities of pharmacotherapy for opioid use disorder
  10. Provide opioid agonist treatment to patients in the acute care setting
  11. Manage precipitated withdrawal

Cost

FREE

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Target Audience:

Family physicians and specialists

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

All healthcare professionals.

Location:
Online Blog from Vancouver  British Columbia
Canada

Contact

Kate Campbell, Senior Instructional Designer
kate.c@ubc.ca 604-875-4111 ext 21523

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