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CME - Opioid Use Disorder (OUD)


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Full course description




1 hour







In support of improving patient care, Arizona State University is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.



What you'll learn

Clinicians will learn current best practices for identifying and treating patients with substance use related problems.

During this module, we provide an approach for both diagnosing and managing opioid use disorder that includes both pharmacological and non-pharmacological approaches. We take a “deep dive” into the medications used to treat OUD to understand the pharmacology and effectiveness of each, with consideration of how to “match” patients to the different medication options. We hope learners will leave empowered to identify patients with OUD and offer them the appropriate level of treatment that meets their needs and readiness to engage in treatment.

What you'll do:

  1. Describe the evolution of the national opioid overdose crisis
  2. Describe OUD diagnostic criteria and levels of care for SUD in general
  3. List the 3 medication for treatment of OUD (MOUD); for each describe the associated pharmacology, physiological effects, risks, relative efficacy, and who is a good candidate for each medication
  4. Describe opioid withdrawal and treatment
  5. Explain overall efficacy of (MOUD)/it's role in recovery
  6. Describe additional behavioral aspects to OUD management: role of mental health, peer support, and local resources for patients and family

View other modules or enroll in all 12 Addiction Medicine modules here.

Who this course is designed for:

Clinicians, healthcare workers, healthcare managers

What you'll receive:

Upon successfully completing the course the participant will be able to claim their CME (1.0 credit).


Meet the instructors

Randi Sokol,MD, MPH, MMedED - Assistant Professor

Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, is an Assistant Professor at the Tufts Family Medicine Residency Program and Instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is Board Certified in both Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine. She earned her B.A. at the University of Pennsylvania, her Medical Degree and Masters in Public Health from Tulane University, completed Family Medicine Residency at UC-Davis, and earned a Masters in Medical Education through the University of Dundee.

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT - Clinical Assistant Professor

Matt Martin, PhD, LMFT, is Clinical Assistant Professor in the Doctor of Behavioral Health Program at Arizona State University where he teaches courses on healthcare quality improvement, substance use prevention, behavioral health integration, and motivational interviewing.