Opioid Dependence Treatment Core course by 3jJlJy

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									            Opioid Dependence Treatment Core course
                             Course information

This course prepares physicians, nurses, pharmacists and
counsellors/case managers for effective and safe management of
methadone or buprenorphine maintenance treatment for clients who
are opioid dependent. The course is designed to promote
interprofessional collaboration among the health care team involved in
the delivery of maintenance treatment for opioid dependence.

The core course consists of five online modules and a one-day
workshop.
Learning objectives:

      explain the pharmacology of opiates and how they affect the
       brain
      define what is opioid dependence based on the DSM-IV criteria
       differentiate abstinence based treatment and withdrawal
       management from methadone and buprenorphine maintenance
       treatment
      decide on the appropriate treatment modality for the opioid-
       dependent client implement safe prescribing, dosing, and
       dispensing of methadone and buprenorphine
      explain the rationale for including urine drug testing in an opioid
       maintenance treatment program
      describe the role of counselling and case management in
       methadone and buprenorphine maintenance treatment
       demonstrate interprofessional collaboration

The instructions for methadone prescribing and dispensing are based
on the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, 2011:
Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program Standards and Clinical
Guidelines.

The course is not open to- pharmacy technicians, lab technicians, or
medical receptionists at this time

The course is accredited for:

   •   The College of Family Physicians of Canada – (up to) 20.5 Mainpro-M1
       credits (14.0 Mainpro-M1 credits for the web-based modules, and 6.5
       Mainpro-M1 for the in-class workshop);
  •   The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada – (up to) 20.5
      Section 1 credits (14.0 Section 1 credits for the web-based modules, and
      6.5 Section 1 credits for the in-class workshop);
  •   The Canadian Addiction Counsellors Certification Federation – 20 Core
      CEU’s



Required texts (not included in course fee):
To purchase texts: Online: http://store.camh.net or by telephone: 1-
800-661-1111 or 416-595-6059
• For physicians:
   Methadone Maintenance: A Physician's Guide to Treatment, 2nd
   Edition
• For pharmacists:
   Methadone Maintenance: A Pharmacist's Guide to Treatment, 2nd
   Edition
• For counsellors and nurses in a case manager role:
   Methadone Maintenance: A Counsellors Guide to Treatment
• All course participants:
   Methadone Maintenance Treatment: Client Handbook
   College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, MMT Guidelines
   2011 (available online for download)

								
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