Opioid Use Disorder Management in Nursing Facilities

September 28, 2023

1 - 1:30 p.m. EST

This training will provide an overview of opioid use disorders (OUD) in nursing facilities, offer valuable insights, explore medication options, and equip nursing facility staff with an understanding of how to manage this complex issue among residents with a diagnosis of OUD.

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn the epidemiology of OUD and why there is an increase of resident admissions with this disorder.
  2. Learn how to assess for opioid cravings/withdrawal and how this differs from a pain assessment.
  3. Identify medical complications for OUD and conditions most likely seen in post-acute and long-term care settings.
  4. Identify concepts in treatment for OUD:
    • Medications: buprenorphine, methadone, naltrexone.
    • Behavioral strategies.
    • Mutual support groups

the center of excellence for behavioral health in nursing facilities (COE-NF)

Established by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), in partnership with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the COE-NF offers Certified Medicare and Medicaid Nursing Facility Staff a centralized resource hub with easy access to trainings, technical assistance and additional resources, at no cost.

What We Do

We help nursing facilities to improve the quality of life and care provided for residents who are experiencing a variety of behavioral health disorders, with a focus on Serious Mental Illness (SMI), Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and Co-Occurring Disorders (COD).

Who We Help

We provide direct technical assistance, evidence-based training, and resources that are appropriate for every member of your long-term care facility — from those providing day-to-day direct care, to clinical and administrative staff.