Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training is designed to give physicians and physician assistants the instruction needed to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to patients who would benefit from treatment for opioid use disorders (OUD).
Physicians must complete 8 hours of training, and physician assistants must complete 24 hours of MAT waiver training in order to comply with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA). The instruction delivered in this free virtual course will fulfill the 8-hour requirement for physicians to apply for the waiver, and will allow physician assistants to fulfill 8 of the 24 required hours.
Upon conclusion of the 8-hour training, learners should be able to:
- Discuss methods of screening and identifying patients with OUD and review evidence-based treatments
- Explain the pharmacology of opioids in relations to treatment of OUD patients
- Define the basic principals of office-based opioid treatments including the treatment of patients with co-morbidities
- Describe the process of buprenorphine induction, stabilization, and maintenance
- Discuss treatment of OUD involving other FDA approved antagonist and agonist medications
- Discuss medical record documentation and confidentiality as well as other basic office protocols
- Confidently prescribe buprenorphine for OUD patients, having used evidence-based resources
- Realize the importance of, and apply for, a MAT waiver to being treating patients with OUD
Registration information will be available as class cohorts develop. Please check back for updates.
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