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 with opioid use disorder

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

Online Module from Vancouver BC

Overview

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 treatment options available for 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. Designed with busy professionals in mind, the course articulates the BCCSU’s Provincial Guidelines for the Clinical Management of Opioid Use Disorder through interactive content, videos and case studies.

The Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program is tailored to two learner groups. Follow the link that correlates to your practice:

Family physicians, specialists, nurse practitioners, and pharmacists, register here:

Register

Already registered? Follow this link to access the course:

Link to POATSP online

Registered nurses, registered psychiatric nurses, licensed practical nurses, register here:

Register

Already registered? Follow this link to access the course:

Link to POATSP RN/RPN

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 prescriptions for methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, slow-release oral morphine, and injectable opioid agonist treatment
  5. Safely initiate and maintain a patient on methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, slow-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 settings
  11. Manage precipitated withdrawal

Cost

FREE

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