JeffAPCT: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders - Part III

    Jefferson's Department of Family and Community Medicine has developed a series of online courses to help practitioners acquire the knowledge and tools to begin to incorporate population health and quality improvement strategies into their practices.

    This course, JeffAPCT - Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders - Part III, is part of a series of online courses designed to help providers increase their knowledge and skills in these areas. 

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    Learning Objectives & Target Audience (applicable to JeffAPCT: Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders Parts I, II, III)

    • Illustrate a framework for approaching opioid use disorder addiction and treatment options that could be applied to your practice.
    • Discuss the basics of medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder.
    • Identify concrete steps for addressing chronic pain in the context of medication assisted treatment.
    • Define the steps to be trained in combined buprenorphine  and naloxone therapy and medication assisted treatment.
    • Recognize patients who need methadone maintenance therapy and refer them using local and national resources for your practice.
    • Describe relationships between opiates and anxiety, depression and sleep disorders, which would impact patient care.

    This course is designed for primary care community preceptors and other healthcare professionals interested in learning about population health principles in practice.


    You can also complete the following JeffAPCT online courses:

    Population Health

    Quality Improvement (QI)

    Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid Use Disorders - Parts I, II, III 

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    Online Course Issue Date: 04/23/2019 

    Online Course Expiration Date: 04/23/2022

    Additional information
    Jefferson Content Development By: 
    Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC)
    Thomas Jefferson University Hospital (TJUH)
    Content Areas: 
    Family Medicine
    Primary Care
    Course Format: 
    Online Activity
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 0.25 Attendance
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 

    This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under Grant number: T0BHP28581 and Title: Accelerating Primary Care Transformation at Jefferson (JeffAPCT) Total award amount: $350,000. Percentage financed with nongovernmental sources: 0%. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.


    Lara C. Weinstein, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine

    Dr. Lara C. Weinstein is a family physician clinician, public health researcher, and educator with 20 years of community-based experience working with populations with experiences of serious mental illness (SMI), substance use disorders (SUD), and complex chronic disease. She is the project director of a PA Department of Human Services Opioid Use Disorder Center of Excellence (COE) Award where medically assisted treatment services are fully integrated with primary and behavioral healthcare and housing services and  COE is a unique partnership of community based providers designed to reach highly marginalized people with experiences of homelessness, SMI, and SUD.

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    PHYSICIANS:  Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS: The American Academy of Physician Assistants accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

    ALL OTHER INDIVIDUALS:  A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to all others.

    *This course may be used toward Pennsylvania State Opioid Education Relicensing Requirements

    Available Credit

    • 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
    • 0.25 Attendance


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    This course is open to all interested learners. If you are seeking CE credit, the accreditation requirements for successful completion are: You must register and complete the entire online program, viewing the video in its entirety, obtaining a successful post test score of 100%, and completing the online evaluation, in order to receive full credit for this course.  Once these components are completed, you will immediately be able to access your CE Certificate.

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