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Buprenorphine Waiver Course for Providers

Buprenorphine Waiver Course for Providers

Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized.

NO FEE, 8 Hours of Free CME’s and CE’s

Date: Saturday, October 29th
Location: Pittsfield Crowne Plaza

Registration 7:30-8:00 am, Training 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Refreshments will be provided

This training is intended for Physicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants working with Medication Assisted Treatment

Register at this site:

http://www.cvent.com/events/buprenorphine-waiver-course-for-providers-105-/event-summary-acf88d458867460cb2317f9f1d6f114e.aspx

Paste this link into your browser & find the registration button on the lower right of BSAS flyer or contact Ann McDonald, RN MN (amcdonald@bhs1.org) or Jennifer Michaels, MD (jmich@briencenter.org) with questions

Course Description: Opioid use disorders are at epidemic levels in the United Sates. Medication assisted treatment is the most effective treatment for opioid use disorders. Buprenorphine is approved for treatment in office-based settings. Buprenorphine can only be prescribed by physicians who complete an approved, standardized 8 hour training course as outlined in the Drug Addiction Treatment Act of 2000. Legislation to permit buprenorphine prescribing by PA’s and NP’s is currently being finalized.

Objectives: 

Upon completion of this training the participants will:

  •     Have the training to apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine
  •     Identify and assess patients who are appropriate for buprenorphine
  •     Have specific knowledge concerning the use of buprenorphine to manage opioid use disorder
  •     Discuss the psychiatric and medical co-morbidities associated with opioid use disorders