Treating Opioid Use Disorder in Nursing Facilities

November 30, 2023

1 - 1:30 p.m. EST


This training is designed to equip nursing facility staff with the knowledge, skills, and tools necessary to provide effective and compassion care to residents diagnosed with an opioid use disorder.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss assessment of residents before starting opioid analgesic treatment for pain.
  2. Create evidence-based strategies for practicing opioid stewardship.
  3. Evaluate residents for opioid use disorder in nursing facilities.
  4. Discuss safe taper of opioids and alternative therapies for pain.

Speakers: Dr. Swati Gaur & Dr. Jenn Azen

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.