Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder: Use of Naltrexone Part I

Presenter: Reka Danko, MD

Online CME Credit

Fee: $15.00

Provides 0.50 hour(s) of CE/CME credit (Presented on June 27, 2019, Reviewed July 1, 2019; Expires July 30, 2023)

Provides CME credit towards the Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners' requirement for 2 hours of training related to the misuse and abuse of controlled substances, the prescribing of opioids, or addiction during each licensure period.

Overview

The purpose of this activity is to improve the clinicians' ability to prescribe opioids in a manner that reduces the risk of addiction and to initiate treatment with naltrexone.

Learning Objectives

Following participation in this course, participants should be able to:

  • Introduce risk reduction in prescribing opioids
  • Discuss how opioids impact the reward system
  • Define opioid use disorder and how to screen for it
  • Discuss the mechanism of naltrexone and how to initiate treatment with naltrexone
  • Conduct the naloxone challenge test
  • Weigh the benefits and risks of naltrexone in the treatment of opioid use disorder