Physicians Teach Learners About Buprenorphine Treatment

OSU Wexner Medical Center logo Physicians Teach Learners About Buprenorphine Treatment. Joining us in the studio today to discuss buprenorphine is Dr. Erin McKnight. She is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Ohio State University and is the medical director of the Substance Use Treatment and Recovery Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. And we also have Dr. Lucas McKnight who is a hospitalist, an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics, and also the Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Pediatrics Residency Program here at OSU.

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to:

  • Learn outpatient strategies for buprenorphine initiation to avoid precipitated withdrawal
  • Understand stabilization and outpatient long-term management
  • Acknowledge need for inpatient initiation of buprenorphine
  • Understand low dose buprenorphine initiation strategies

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Opioid use disorder demographics
  • The role of the hospitalist in treating opioid use disorder
  • Outpatient scheduling strategies
  • When to suspect opioid use disorder
  • Pregnancy and opioid use disorder treatment
  • When to refer
  • Parental notification and opioid use disorder treatment
  • Discharge planning after initiating buprenorphine as an inpatient

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