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.