Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS): 8 Hour Online Buprenorphine Training

This is an 8 hour training course for physicians and physician assistants who wish to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). This training will satisfy the 8 hour training requirement mandated by the MATE Act.

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Review addiction identification and evidence-based treatments
  • Discuss the pharmacology of opioids as it relates to treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) patients
  • Describe the fundamentals of office-based opioid treatment including the treatment of the co-morbid patient
  • Explain the process of buprenorphine induction as well as stabilization and maintenance
  • Discuss other approved antagonist and agonist medications to treat OUD.
  • Discuss basic office protocols including medical record documentation and confidentially
  • Utilize evidence-based resources to ensure providers have the confidence to prescribe buprenorphine for patients with OUD