ACPE Accredited Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
Essentials in Buprenorphine Prescriptions – 1 CE – Live Webinar on November 21, 2023 8PM ET
Patients with substance use disorders (SUD) represent an underserved demographic, often lacking access to qualified healthcare providers for their specialized needs. The recent removal of the X-waiver for buprenorphine prescribing in opioid use disorder (OUD) opens new avenues for medical practitioners to contribute to solving this crisis. Despite this regulatory easing, reluctance persists among providers largely due to gaps in knowledge surrounding buprenorphine’s pharmacology, prescribing guidelines, and management.
This course aims to bridge that knowledge gap by covering the fundamentals of buprenorphine prescribing and its outcomes. Using a blend of didactic instruction and case-based discussions, the course empowers healthcare professionals to confidently integrate buprenorphine into their practice, thereby expanding treatment access for this vulnerable patient population.
At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to:
- Identify the current gaps in care for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD)
- Describe current treatment recommendations, including non-pharmacologic options, when treating patients with opioid use disorder, with a focus on buprenorphine prescribing
- Discuss pertinent monitoring and legal responsibilities for the use of buprenorphine therapy for patients with OUD
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Bennett Doughty, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP earned his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, Doughty completed two years of residency training at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System in West Haven, CT, specializing in psychiatric pharmacy.
Doughty joined the Binghamton School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in 2018 as a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. He also serves as a clinical psychiatric pharmacy specialist at the Guthrie Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, Pa., where he has created an integrated outpatient psychiatric clinic within primary care.
Financial Support Disclosure
Bennett Doughty, PharmD, BCPS, BCPP, is a paid speaker for Otsuka’s PsychU Program.
Pete Kreckel, RPh, planner for this educational event, also has no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts
1.0 Contact Hour
Disease State Management
Licensed Practical Nurse
Advanced Practice Registered Nurse
Universal Activity Number
November 21, 2023 (Tue)
8PM Eastern Time
Activity Release Date
Activity Expiration Date
October 10, 2026
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Requirements for Credit
Participants must correctly enter the 4-digit evaluation access code provided into the test at the conclusion of the webinar and complete an activity evaluation. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile and if the course is completed on the same day of the webinar. If you fail to complete the attendance confirmation on the same day, please contact AchieveCE’s customer support to ensure your credits are reported.
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