Preparing Your Pediatric Practice to Care for Adolescents with Opioid Use Disorders
1.0 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which contains 1.00 pharmacology, 1.00 Controlled Substances and 0.25 Psychopharmacology content. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $10 for NAPNAP Members. For non- members, this continuing education activity rate is $20.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends medication assisted treatment for adolescents with opioid use disorders (MOUD) but less than 12% of affected youth ever receive treatment and even fewer receive MOUD. In an effort to get evidence-based treatment to people with OUD, in 2021 the HHS relaxed the laws that govern MOUD prescribing. Similar to collaborative care approaches to treatment of other mental health disorders, pediatric-focused NPs should be the first person their patients look to for helping them recover from OUDs. This case-based presentation will give participants an overview of screening and evidence-based treatment for youth with OUDs, followed by practical advice and resources for preparing a practice to care for this population.
This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) as an Agency providing continuing education credit. Individuals who complete this program will be awarded 1.0 NAPNAP contact hour, of which contains 1.00 pharmacology, 1.00 Controlled Substances and 0.25 Psychopharmacology content.
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Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses
• Describe the process for screening and early intervention for patients who misuse opioids.
• Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of treating patients with opioid use disorders (OUD) in primary care.
• Identify the key modifications needed to prepare your practice to treat patients with OUD.
• Identify access training and other support resources.
Angela J. Nash, PhD, APRN, CPNP-PC, PMHS
Dr. Angela Nash is an associate professor of nursing and practicing PNP with board certifications in primary care and pediatric mental health. She has a particular love for adolescents who struggle with addiction and promoting recovery and hope for these kids is her passion. She provides mental/behavioral healthcare and medications for youth with opioid use disorders (OUD).
- 1.00 Contact hours