• LEARNER OBJECTIVES

    1.       Identify essential information required for providing effective treatment to patients with opioid substance abuse issues

    2.       Identify essential information to be provided to patients seeking medication assisted treatment

    3.       List the symptoms of opiate intoxication, overdose and withdrawal

    4.       Identify required components of the medical assessment prior to beginning an opioid treatment program

    5.       Identify the components of the induction assessment

    6.       Accurately determine the level of patient motivation

    7.       Identify the components of a comprehensive assessment

    8.       Describe the most common medications used in the treatment of opioid dependence and their method and setting of delivery

    9.       Identify the possible side effects of opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy

    10.   Identify possible drug interactions with methadone and their effects

    11.   Describe strategies to prevent or minimize harmful drug interactions in medication assisted therapy was identify medications or substances that alter opioid medication levels in the body

    12.   Describe the criteria for take-home medications and maximum take-home doses

    13.   Identify the six recommended focuses for counseling in medication assisted therapy

    14.   Identify the eight standard components of counseling in medication assisted therapy

    15.   Describe the five types of group counseling formats in medication assisted therapy

    16.   Identify the 15 common topics for patient educational sessions in medication assisted therapy

    17.   Describe the characteristics of the treatment plan appropriate during medication assisted therapy

    18.   Identify possible associated medical problems commonly seen in patients presenting for medication assisted therapy

    19.   Identify frequently use substance combinations and common reasons for use

    20.   Understand the difference between opiate agonists and opiate antagonists