4021-17: Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) Curriculum Infusion: Preparing APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Education

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4021-17: Advanced Practice Registered Nursing (APRN) Curriculum Infusion:  Preparing APRNs to Combat the Opioid Epidemic through Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Education

The opioid epidemic highlights the need for efficacious modalities to reduce the mortality associated with opioid use. APRNs must be proficient in the utilization of medication assisted treatment (MAT) to manage opioid use disorders. This session describes not only MAT but also a graduate-level educational intervention to increase MAT knowledge.


Presenter: Brayden N. Kameg, BSN, RN

Disclosures:  The presenter and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  38 minutes

Target Audience:  APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Verbalize the current prevalence of opioid use disorders, including incidence and mortality.
  2. Compare and contrast variations of MAT modalities, including methadone, buprenorphine, and naltrexone.
  3. Incorporate MAT utilization and/or education in their practice sites, including both clinical and academic settings.

Keywords: Medication Assisted Treatment, Opioid Use Disorders, Addiction

Continuing Nursing Education:
0.50 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Saturday, October 21, 2017
11:15am - 12:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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