Treating Opioid Use Disorder in the Skilled Nursing Setting

Open this course Estimated time to complete activity: 75 min Audience: Providers
Activity Release Date: April 27, 2022

This course is designed to help providers discuss the following with colleagues and clients: addiction; competing philosophies in addiction treatment; opioid use disorder; addictive disorders in the setting of skilled nursing facilities; treatment of opioid use disorders in the setting of skilled nursing facilities, including, screening and diagnosis; and key elements of an SNF-based treatment model.

Learning Objectives

  • Define the criteria for the diagnosis of OUD.
  • Identify why SNF facilities and administrators may be reluctant to bring patients and residents with SUDs into their building.
  • List the states where Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs) are operational.
  • Identify the key techniques associated with successful psychotherapy with people with substance use problems.
  • List the ways in which SNF facilities can ensure the safety of all residents and staff.


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