DescriptionIn the collective effort to reduce the opioid overdose crisis in North Carolina, MAHEC provides the Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment / Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (MAT 101) training in order to share best practices in the treatment of opioid use disorders. The program begins with an overview of the current state of the opioid overdose crisis on both a national and local level. Participants will gain knowledge on the CDC guidelines for the treatment of acute and chronic pain and the efficacy of non-opioid treatment modalities. The presentation outlines the origins of substance use disorders (SUDs) and the use of various medication-assisted therapies for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) specifically. Lastly, the presentation ends with a discussion of how healthcare providers can address the bias and stigma associated with substance use disorders and the importance of using harm reduction strategies, such as naloxone distribution, in the treatment of patients with substance use disorders.
This program was designed to satisfy, in part, the North Carolina Medical Board's CME requirement for controlled substance prescribers. Per NCAC rules: As of July 1, 2017 all physicians (other than residents), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, podiatrists, and dentists who prescribe controlled substances must satisfy the controlled-substance prescribing CE requirements as set forth by their licensing boards; requirements vary by discipline and board.
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This program is recommended for physicians, nurses, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, practice managers, program administrators, medical assistants, care managers, care coordinators, and mental health professionals (including substance abuse counselors, social workers, psychologists, school counselors, and marriage and family therapists), and other professionals interested in this subject.
- Describe the current opioid crisis in North Carolina
- Review CDC guidelines for treatment of acute and chronic pain
- Discuss medication-assisted treatment (MAT) / medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD)
- Explain how stigma and bias create barriers to effective treatment of opioid disorders
- Blake Fagan, MD
- Susan W. McDowell, MD
Introduction to Medication-Assisted Treatment / Medication for Opioid Use Disorder - September
9/23 6:00 PM–7:00 PM
The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 0.1 CEU as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.
1.000 Contact Hours
MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.0 Contact Hour.
1.000 Contact Hours
Nurse Practitioners: MAHEC designates this continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 1.00 contact hour.
This course has been approved by MAHEC, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #165445. MAHEC is responsible for all aspects of their programming. Approved for 1.00 hour.
1.000 Nursing Contact Hours
Participants must attend the entire activity to receive credit.
1.00 Nursing Contact Hour Activity # AP 008-1854 Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the North Carolina Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
1.000 CME for Physician Assistants
Physician Assistants: AAPA accepts certificate of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician Assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hour of Category 1 credit for completing this program.
1.000 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM
Accreditation: The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC) is accredited by the North Carolina Medical Society (NCMS) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Credit Designation: MAHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Statement MAHEC adheres to the ACCME Standards regarding industry support to continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships, if any, will be made known at the time of the activity.
1.000 Contact Hours (category A) CE for NC Psychologists
MAHEC is recognized by the North Carolina Psychology Board as an approved Provider of Category A Continuing Education for North Carolina Licensed Psychologists. Approved for 1.00 hour Category A.