Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder - UW CNE - Thursday, June 16, 2022

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Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Blended Course

Host: University of Washington Continuing Nursing Education
Thursday, June 16, 2022| 8:00 am - 12:30 pm PT
Blended Course

Overview

This 8-hour, blended course (4-hour on-demand, 4-hour live virtual) provides required education to qualify for the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in an office-based setting and covers essential information for providers to identify, assess, diagnose, and manage patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).  

This blended course combines 4 hours of online learning followed by 4 hours of live virtual learning. The live virtual portion of the course builds off content delivered in the online portion. Course faculty are expecting learners to complete the online portion before attending the live portion. You must complete both portions to receive credit for the course. ASAM is an approved provider by CSAT/SAMHSA of DATA 2000 training.

The target audience for this introductory activity includes: 

  • Physicians who wish to obtain a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.
  • Clinicians and healthcare team members working with providers who prescribe buprenorphine in office-based treatment of opioid use disorders.

This activity addresses the following ACGME Competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, learners will be able to:

  1. Identify, assess and diagnose patients with opioid use disorder while considering severity, chronicity, individual characteristics, and psychiatric and medical comorbidities
  2. Develop an individualized, patient-centered treatment plan including negotiating treatment goals by evaluating appropriate medication- and psychosocial-based treatment options
  3. Monitor progress and modify treatment plan based on patient needs and progress toward treatment goals
  4. Implement best practices for office systems including team-based care to support treatment with medications for opioid use disorder
  5. Examine misconceptions, stigma, and complexities (bioethical, social, clinical, public health) associated with opioid use disorder and the use of medications to treat opioid use disorder

Registration Rates

ASAM Learner TypeRate
ASAM Member$0
Non-Member$0
Associate Member$0
Resident Member*$0
Student Member*$0

*Residents, Fellows-in-training, Interns, and Students must join ASAM to receive a discounted registration rate. Click here to become an ASAM member. National and Chapter membership dues apply. There is no charge for Students to become a Member, but verification of student status is required.

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Refunds & Cancellations

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Registration Deadline: 06/16/2022

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Course Instructions

  1. Click on the Contents tab to begin the on-demand modules.
  2. Click on the Contents tab to attend the virtual-live session.
  3. Click Complete Evaluation to provide valuable activity feedback from the live portion of the course. Scroll down on all questions as there may be answer options that expand past the size of the window. 
  4. Click the button Claim Medical Credits in the box titled Claim Credits & Certificate. Choose the type of credit and click submit. Click the button View/Print Certificate to save or print your certificate. You can view/print your certificate at any time by visiting the ASAM e-Learning Center, clicking Dashboard, and clicking Transcript/Achievements.


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Kristin Smith

DNP, FNP-C

Kristin Smith graduated from St. John Fisher’s FNP/DNP program in May 2013. She is a staff clinician and the Program Director of a Nurse Practitioner (NP) Residency Program at Highland Family Medicine, where she provides Medication Assisted Treatment (MATx) in both dedicated suboxone clinics as well as integrated primary care settings. Dr. Smith is also a certified American Academy of HIV Medicine Specialist with experience providing HIV care and Pre/Post-Exposure prophylaxis. Prior to transitioning to her current role, she served as the Clinical Director of an Opioid Overdose Prevention Program, where she became passionate about harm reduction while providing community training on Naloxone, teaching safe injection practices, and providing needle exchange services in collaboration with a team of individuals through Trillium Health.

No relevant financial disclosures

CME, CE, CEU and Other Credit Types

ACCME Accredited with Commendation

ACCME Accreditation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The American Society of Addiction Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 4 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

NAADAC, the Association for Addiction Professionals
This activity has been approved by the American Society of Addiction Medicine, as a NAADAC Approved Education Provider, for educational credits. NAADAC Provider #295, ASAM is responsible for all aspects of the programming.

California Association for Drug/Alcohol Educators (CAADE)
This educational program is approved by CAADE: #CP40 999 1222

California Association of DUI Treatment Centers (CADTP)
This educational program is approved by CADTP: #205

California Consortium of Addiction Programs and Professionals (CCAPP)
This educational program is approved by CCAPP: #OS-20-330-1222

Continuing Education Credits (CEUs)
Non-physician participants will receive a certificate of attendance upon completion of the activity and an online evaluation confirming their participation. Participants should submit his/her certificate of attendance to their professional organization/institute.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) or Continuing Certification Programs (CCP)

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS)
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Continuing Certification Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, The ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder Course: Includes Waiver Qualifying Requirements has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards: Anesthesiology, Family Medicine, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Preventive Medicine, Psychiatry and Neurology, Radiology

American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM)
The American Board of Preventive Medicine (ABPM) has approved this activity for a maximum of 8 LLSA credits towards ABPM MOC Part II requirements.

American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA)
This activity contributes to the CME component of the American Board of Anesthesiology’s redesigned Maintenance of Certification in Anesthesiology TM (MOCA®) program, known as MOCA 2.0®.

American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the activity, with individual assessments of the participant and feedback to the participant, enables the participant to earn a maximum of 8 MOC points in the American Board of Pediatrics’ (ABP) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABP MOC credit.

American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 8 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credits.

American Board of Surgery (ABS)
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the learner to earn credit toward the CME and/or Self-Assessment requirements of the American Board of Surgery’s Continuous Certification program. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit learner completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABS credit

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
Successful completion of this CME activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s (ABPN) CME requirement for Maintenance of Certification program.

American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM)
Successful completion of this activity can be used to satisfy the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM) for Tmoc as credits towards ABAM LLSA Part II requirements.

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC)
Royal College Fellows can use participation in Accredited Continuing Medical Education to earn Section 3 Credits.

Disclosure Information


In accordance with disclosure policies of ASAM and the ACCME, the effort is made to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all CME activities. These policies include mitigating all relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies for the Planning Committees and Presenters. All activity Planning Committee members and Presenters have disclosed relevant financial relationship information. The ASAM CME Committee has reviewed these disclosures and determined that the relationships are not inappropriate in the context of their respective presentations and are not inconsistent with the educational goals and integrity of the activity.

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Complete Pre-Course Survey
2 Questions
2 Questions This survey has 2 questions.
Complete Course Overview
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This activity will take 1 hour to complete. This activity was last reviewed and updated in February 2021.
Complete Module 1 - Identifying, Assessing, and Diagnosing Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This activity will take 1 hour to complete. This activity was last reviewed and updated in February 2021.
Complete Post Test - Module 1
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This post-test has 5 questions and requires 4 out of 5 questions to pass the test.
Complete Module 2 - Determining Treatment Plan for Patients with Opioid Use Disorder
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This activity will take 1 hour to complete. This activity was last reviewed and updated in February 2021.
Complete Post Test - Module 2
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This post-test has 5 questions and requires 4 out of 5 questions to pass the test.
Complete Module - Keeping Your Patient Safe
Begin self-paced component package.
Begin self-paced component package. This activity will take 1 hour to complete. This activity was last reviewed and updated in February 2021.
Complete Post Test - Module 3
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This post-test has 5 questions and requires 4 out of 5 questions to pass the test.
Attend Virtual-Live Course - Thursday, June 16, 2022
06/16/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  270 minutes
06/16/2022 at 11:00 AM (EDT)  |  270 minutes Learners may join 15 minutes prior to start time. Audio is available via computer speakers/headphones. There is no option to join via telephone.
Complete Post Test - Module 4
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass
5 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  4/5 points to pass This post-test has 5 questions and requires 4 out of 5 questions to pass the test.
Complete Post Test - Module 5
4 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  10 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass This post-test has 4 questions and requires 3 out of 4 questions to pass the test.
Complete Evaluation
18 Questions
18 Questions Scroll down on evaluation, there may be questions that expand past the size of the window.
Claim Credit & Certificate
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 8.00 medical credits available  |  Certificate available Participants should claim only the credits commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Apply for a Waiver

Physicians

SAMHSA reviews waiver applications within 45 business days of receipt. If approved, you will receive a letter via email that confirms your waiver and includes your prescribing identification number.

Waiver applications are forwarded to the DEA. DEA regulations require your prescribing identification number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with your regular DEA number.

If you have not received confirmation of receipt of your application, or if it has been more than 45 business days since submitting it, contact CSAT by email: infobuprenorphine@samhsa.hhs.gov or call 866.287.2728.

Other Approved Prescribers

Apply

NPs and PAs may upload copies of their training certificates on the Waiver Notification Form. NPs and PAs who have completed the 24 hours of required training may seek to obtain a DATA 2000 waiver for up to 30 patients by completing the Waiver Notification Form. Effective February 27, 2017, SAMHSA will only accept electronic submissions of the NOI.

These waiver applications are forwarded to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which will assign the NP or PA a special identification number. DEA regulations require this number to be included on all buprenorphine prescriptions for opioid dependency treatment, along with the NP’s or PA’s regular DEA registration number.

SAMHSA shall review waiver applications within 45 days of receipt. If approved, NPs and PAs will receive a letter via email that confirms their waiver and includes their prescribing identification number. 

Qualify

To qualify for a waiver to treat patients with Opioid Use Disorder, NPs and PAs must:

  • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain
  • Complete no less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
  • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD
  • If required by state law, supervision or working in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD may be required.

Please ensure that your state regulations allow you to prescribe buprenorphine and other medications to treat OUD before you apply for the waiver.  Some states may have overriding state legislation that will prevent NPs from prescribing these medications even if Federal law allows it.

Overview of Legislation

Physicians

The Drug Abuse Treatment Act of 2000 (DATA 2000) specifies training is necessary for physicians to obtain a waiver to engage in office‐based treatment of opioid use disorders using drugs approved by the FDA on Schedules III, IV, and V. This course addresses those requirements using a curriculum approved by CSAT/SAMHSA and ASAM, who is one of the national organizations named in the DATA 2000 legislation as eligible to prepare and administer these courses.

Nurse Practitioners & Physician Assistants

On July 22, 2016, President Obama signed the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) into law. CARA authorizes qualified NPs and PAs to become waivered to prescribe buprenorphine in office-based settings for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) for a five-year period expiring in October 2021.    

To qualify, NPs and PAs must: 

  • Be licensed under state law to prescribe schedule III, IV, or V medications for pain  
  • Complete not less than 24 hours of appropriate education through a qualified provider
  • Through other training or experience, demonstrate the ability to treat and manage OUD  
  • If required by state law, be supervised or work in collaboration with a qualifying physician to prescribe medications for the treatment of OUD

HHS' announcement on November 16, 2016, enables NPs and PAs to immediately begin taking the 24 hours of required training. For the full HHS announcement, click here.

NPs and PAs can complete the additional 16 hours of training here.

NPs and PAs can complete 24-hour on-demand training here.