Training Helps Respond to the Opioid Crisis
SWACH Offers Medication Assisted Treatment Training in Vancouver.
Training helps Southwest Washington providers respond to opioid crisis.
SWACH is offering a no-cost Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) training course on August 18, 2018 to help build capacity for treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) in Southwest Washington. The training is part of a regional effort to address the opioid crisis by certifying providers to prescribe buprenorphine, an evidence-based treatment for OUD.
This course allows providers to become waivered to prescribe Buprenorphine for opioid use disorder. After the four-hour live training, participants will receive a link for the online portion to complete and receive credit for the full course. This training is offered to Southwest Washington healthcare providers, including physicians, PAs, ARNPs and resident physicians.**
WHEN: Saturday, August 18th. 8:30am – 1:00pm
WHERE: PeaceHealth Education Building, Classroom #1, 400 NE Mother Joseph Pl, Vancouver, WA 98664
In addition to helping providers become waivered, this is an opportunity for connecting and sharing learning with other local MAT providers working to address the opioid public health crisis. A full half hour is included for Q&A, to address concerns and discuss specific issues.
The event is presented by Southwest Accountable Community of Health (SWACH) in partnership with local opioid response champions and the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP), the data sponsor for this program. The trainer is Dr. Melinda Landchild.
Find more resources, information and articles at SWACH’s opioid resource webpage.
**Please note that NPs/PAs can take the 8 hour waiver training and it will count towards their waiver application. The additional 16 hours of training is available on PCSS at no cost: https://pcssnow.org/education-training/mat-training/
Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 5U79TI026556-02 and 3U79TI026556-02S1 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government