Treating Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) as an Ordinary Component of Service Provision

June 29, 2023

2 - 2:30 p.m. EST

Audience: All nursing facility staff

A distinct increase in the diagnosis of opioid use disorder has been seen across the country in all medical settings such as skilled nursing facilities and other residential rehabilitation settings. Due to an increase in opioid use disorder, there’s also been an increase in the number of aging patients with pain who have received opioids as prescribed by their physicians, as well as younger populations being admitted to facilities for rehabilitation. With this prevalence, it is imperative to treat opioid use disorder as any other chronic disease would be treated.

This training will be a series of three (3), 30-minute webinars, designed to:
1. Provide an understanding of the disease and the medicines used to treat opioid use disorder.
2. Explore various models, some of which have been utilized for decades, that have been successfully introduced and sustained.
3. Assist in identifying and collaborating with OUD treat providers within your local area.

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.