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Substance Use Disorder TreatmentSubstance Use Disorder PreventionSubstance Use Disorder ScreeningSubstance Use DisorderSubstance Use Disorder Diagnosis
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

“How can I show compassion toward patients with substance use disorders?”

3 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 138 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
What you will learn in Module 12m
How is COVID-19 impacting addiction treatment?59m
How do you define addiction?9m
How do you talk about addiction?7m
How do you have patient-centered conversations?10m
Get to know your patient (& practice MI)5m
Conduct pain assessment (& practice MI)4m
Meet the instructor team8m
Review the many health disciplines involved in addiction treatment5m
Weigh the pros & cons of using the word "addiction"8m
Dispel myths and misconceptions10m
Join us!44s
4 readings
Who are “you?”2m
Look ahead & familiarize yourself with the course2m
Resource Sheets10m
More on Motivational Interviewing (MI)3m
1 practice exercise
Module 1 Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

“How do I know if my patient has a substance use disorder?”

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 64 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
10 videos
How do you screen to determine risk?11m
What is a standard drink?1m
How do you conduct a brief intervention?9m
How do you diagnose a substance use disorder?7m
Screen3m
Diagnose8m
Implement universal screening5m
Focus on prevention6m
Compare the dangers of different substances5m
2 readings
Screening Tools3m
Gather your tools!10m
1 practice exercise
Module 2 Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

"How do I recommend treatment options?”

2 hours to complete
13 videos (Total 97 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
How do you evaluate using the RIPTEAR framework?10m
How do you clarify treatment goals?10m
What is the stepped care model?1m
What treatment settings are available?11m
How do you refer to treatment?13m
How do you leverage the interprofessional team?11m
Evaluate using RIPTEAR12m
Clarify patient goals1m
Leverage the interprofessional team55s
Collaborate with other providers9m
Keep track of treatment settings3m
Defend harm reduction6m
2 readings
[PDF] Specific Disciplines Addressing Substance Use10m
Find five types of treatment settings10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3 Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

“What medications help patients manage their substance use disorders?”

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 113 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
What is the neurobiology of addiction?7m
How do you talk about medications for Opioid Use Disorder?3m
What medications are available for Opioid Use Disorder?16m
What medications are available for Alcohol Use Disorder?12m
What medications are available for Nicotine Use Disorder?8m
How do you monitor treatment?9m
Treat with medications7m
BONUS: Initiate buprenorphine5m
Monitor treatment part 1, review urine test3m
Monitor treatment part 2, relapse prevention9m
Use appropriate caution with long-term opioids10m
Review non-medication options4m
Decide if cannabis use can lead to disordered use7m
5 readings
Prescriber Information: Opioid Use Disorder
Prescriber Information: Alcohol Use Disorder
Prescriber Information: Nicotine Use Disorder
OPTIONAL ACTIVITY: What do patients say about these medications?10m
Find medications for OUD10m
1 practice exercise
Module 4 Quiz30m

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