Author: Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA
Course Created: 2018
Practice Level: Intermediate
This course does not qualify for NBCC credit
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Dana Bartlett, RN, BSN, MSN, MA
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Opioid use and addiction is a complex process that is caused by repeated exposure to the drugs, and there are genetic, psychological, social, and physical factors that contribute to its development. Repeated use of an opioid provides strong physical and psychological motivators to continue taking it and strong physical and psychological discouragements to stop. Buprenorphine-naloxone is discussed in terms of the treatment of opioid substance use and addiction with the primary goal of treatment being to discourage patients from using. Varied methods of drug use and existing treatment options aimed at prevention as well as the clinical risks and side effects of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment are reviewed.
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- Explain how opioids work
- Discuss the physiological effects of opioid addiction
- Describe the side effects of buprenorphine-naloxone treatment
II. Opioids: What They Are And How They Work
III. Opioids: Mechanism Of Action And Clinical Effects
IV. Prescribing Opioids
V. Pharmacological Profile Of Buprenorphine And Naloxone
VI. Opioid Use And Addiction
1. Physiological Effects
VII. Buprenorphine-Naloxone Treatment
1. Medically Supervised Opioid Withdrawal
2. Steps of Buprenorphine-Naloxone Use
3. Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder
VIII. Buprenorphine Overdose and Pediatric Exposure
IX. Case Study Of Young Male Addict: Buprenorphine-Naloxone Use And Medical Treatment
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