Medication Assisted Treatment for Opioid Dependence (MATOD)

Module 1 – online training

The aim of this online training is to provide prescribers with information and strategies for safer prescribing of opioids in chronic pain settings. Thi

CPD Points General practice
  • Date

    Sunday 24th March 2019

  • Time

    8:30am - 5:00pm

  • Venue

    Western Vic PHN - Geelong

Event Details

Module 1 – online training

The aim of this online training is to provide prescribers with information and strategies for safer prescribing of opioids in chronic pain settings. This education is an interactive two hours’ session presented by MATOD specialist GPs and is accredited for 4 Category 2 RACGP QI&CPD points for the 2017-2019 triennium.

Learning outcomes:

1.Implement safe and effective opioid prescribing as part of a broader pain management plan. 2.Summarise the potential benefits and risks associated with opioid prescribing 3.Recognise, prevent and respond to problematic pharmaceutical opioid use. 4.Assess the appropriateness of and commence induction of a patient on one of the Opioid Replacement Therapies - Buprenorphine.

Module 2 – Face to face full day workshop

RACGP Victoria is offering an education session on MATOD for prescribers with a need to prescribe pharmacotherapy to more than 5 patients with opioid dependence.

Eligibility criteria to attend this training:

  • Attendees must have completed the online Module 1
  • Be registered with AHPRA prior to registering for this session.

This education is an interactive session presented by MATOD specialist GPs and is accredited for 40 Category 1 RACGP QI&CPD points for the 2017-2019 triennium.

Learning outcomes

1.Outline the potential benefits and risks associated with opioid prescribing. 2.Recognise, prevent and respond to problematic pharmaceutical opioid use. 3.Identify the legal issues regarding the prescribing of buprenorphine and methadone. 4.Implement safe and effective opioid and or methadone prescribing as part of a broader pain management plan. 5.Safely and effectively prescribe buprenorphine and or methadone for opioid dependence.

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