Opiate Treatment TIPS 40 & 43- 30 Hours

Contact Hours: 30

Instructor: Dr. Dawn-Elise Snipes PhD, LMHC

Learner Objectives

  • Identify essential information required for providing effective treatment to patients with opioid substance abuse issues
  • Identify essential information to be provided to patients seeking medication assisted treatment
  • List the symptoms of opiate intoxication, overdose and withdrawal
  • Identify required components of the medical assessment prior to beginning an opioid treatment program
  • Identify the components of the induction assessment
  • Accurately determine the level of patient motivation
  • Identify the components of a comprehensive assessment
  • Describe the most common medications used in the treatment of opioid dependence and their method and setting of delivery
  • Identify the possible side effects of opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy
  • Identify possible drug interactions with methadone and their effects
  • Describe strategies to prevent or minimize harmful drug interactions in medication assisted therapy was identify medications or substances that alter opioid medication levels in the body
  • Describe the criteria for take-home medications and maximum take-home doses
  • Identify the six recommended focuses for counseling in medication assisted therapy
  • Identify the eight standard components of counseling in medication assisted therapy
  • Describe the five types of group counseling formats in medication assisted therapy
  • Identify the 15 common topics for patient educational sessions in medication assisted therapy
  • Describe the characteristics of the treatment plan appropriate during medication assisted therapy
  • Identify possible associated medical problems commonly seen in patients presenting for medication assisted therapy
  • Identify frequently use substance combinations and common reasons for use
  • Understand the difference between opiate agonists and opiate antagonists
$90.00 for 90 days

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