Special Population: Opiate Addiction

  • Objectives
    • Define the problem
    • Identify and discuss differential diagnosis for various pain conditions
    • Examine the similarities between CNCP and addiction
    • Identify the impact of CNCP on patients
    • Discuss effective interventions for CNCP
    • Identify what counselors can do
    $6.00 for 90 days
  • Objectives
    • Identify essential information required for providing effective treatment to patients with opioid substance abuse issues
    • Identify essential information to be provided to patients seeking medication assisted treatment
    • List the symptoms of opiate intoxication, overdose and withdrawal
    • Identify required components of the medical assessment prior to beginning an opioid treatment program
    • Identify the components of the induction assessment
    • Accurately determine the level of patient readiness
    • Identify the components of a comprehensive assessment
    • Describe the most common medications used in the treatment of opioid dependence and their method and setting of delivery
    • Identify the possible side effects of opioid agonist and partial agonist therapy
    • Identify possible drug interactions with methadone and their effects
    • 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
    • Describe the criteria for take-home medications and maximum take-home doses
    • Identify the six recommended focuses for counseling in medication assisted therapy
    • Identify the eight standard components of counseling in medication assisted therapy
    • Describe the five types of group counseling formats in medication assisted therapy
    • Identify the 15 common topics for patient educational sessions in medication assisted therapy
    • Describe the characteristics of the treatment plan appropriate during medication assisted therapy
    • Identify possible associated medical problems commonly seen in patients presenting for medication assisted therapy
    • Identify frequently use substance combinations and common reasons for use
    • Understand the difference between opiate agonists and opiate antagonists
    $90.00 for 90 days
  • Objectives:

    • Review opiates as a depressant and analgesic
    • Explore various types of opiates, methods of administration
    • Review the short and long term effects of opiates
    • Identify symptoms of opiate withdrawal and intoxication
    • Discuss factors that make it so easy to overdose on opiates
    • Review the use of Naloxone
    • Review the different types of benzodiazepines and their half life
    • Identify symptoms of benzodiazepine intoxication and withdrawal (including protracted withdrawal)
    • Review the short and long term effects of benzodiazapine use

    $12.00 for 90 days

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