Associated Medical Problems in Patients Who Are Opioid Addicted (TIP 43, Chapter 10)

Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs (Tip 43)

About the Course:

Associated Medical Problems in Patients Who Are Opioid Addicted (TIP 43, Chapter 10): Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Addiction in Opioid Treatment Programs focuses on diagnosis and treatment for medical conditions most commonly seen in MAT patients. This chapter also examines the factors that influence this determination and reviews the screening procedures and protocols OTPs should have in place to evaluate the patients’ acute and chronic medical problems and to perform periodic reassessments.

Course materials are from Chapter 10. Course materials can be accessed either 1) online or 1) by ordering the book free of charge from: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/TIP-43-Medication-Assisted-Treatment-for-Opioid-Addiction-in-Opioid-Treatment-Programs/SMA12-4214

Course materials are from Chapter 10, found on pages 161 to 178 of pdf document.

Publication Date:

Reprinted 2011

Author

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Recommended For:

This course is recommended for health care professionals, especially addiction counselors, psychologists, mental health counselors, and social workers who seek knowledge about associated medical problems in patients who are opioid addicted. It is appropriate for all levels of participants’ knowledge.

Course Objectives:

  1. Identify the associated medical problems in patients who are opioid addicted.

  2. Describe integrated versus referral services and acknowledge testing and followup for medical problems.

  3. Identify acute, life-threatening infections and infectious diseases of patients with disabilities.

  4. Explain pain management, the need for hospitalization of patients in MAT and the general medical conditions and MAT.

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