The one-day training “Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment” is designed to increase opioid treatment providers’ (both clinical and administrative staff) knowledge and skills on the most effective ways to conduct risk management strategies for opioid treatment centers. Training materials include a Trainers Manual, a three-part webinar series, and nine PowerPoint presentations, one for each of the nine training modules.

PowerPoints

Module 1: What’s Going On Out There? (Introduction, Methadone-Associated Mortality, Professional Liability)

Module 2: Managing Risk

Module 3: Risk Management and OTP Practice

Module 4: Impairment

Module 5: Take-Home Medication

Module 6: Three Case Studies

Module 7: Recovery-Oriented Methadone Maintenance (ROMM)

Module 8: Pain Management Therapy

Module 9: Special Populations and Risk

Trainer’s Manual

The manual was created as a guide to facilitate your successful delivery of Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment. The suggested scripts and activities in each module will guide you through the entire training process. It is important that you become familiar with the content of each module so that you can easily guide the discussion of each topic. Access the Trainer’s Manual

3-part Webinar Series

To roll out the curriculum, IRETA hosted a three part webinar series in November and December 2011 led by Dr. Trusandra Taylor. They are publicly available to watch on TheIRETAChannel on Youtube.

Risk Management Part I

Risk Management Part II

Risk Management Part III

About the Training Materials

Risk Management Modules 1-6 provide information and content for a standalone training of approximately 7 hours – not including breaks and lunch. The time allotted for each module will vary depending on the size of the group. The training can be conducted in small-to-large groups. Smaller sized groups will allow more time for discussion and interactive exercises. Larger size groups may necessitate a more didactic teaching style interspersed with brief question and answer periods.Modules 7, 8 & 9 are supportive content to the topic of Risk Management and can be delivered in approximately three additional hours. The sponsoring organization may choose to deliver the entire curriculum, Modules 1-9, by offering the training over the course of one and one-half days (10-12 hours including breaks and lunch).

Trainers are encouraged to adapt these materials to meet the needs of the specific audience.

The Trainer Notes contain information that can be presented with each corresponding PowerPoint slide including literature and publication references. The manual was created as a guide to facilitate your successful delivery of Effective Risk Management Strategies in Outpatient Methadone Treatment. The suggested scripts and activities in each module will guide you through the entire training process. It is important that you become familiar with the content of each module so that you can facilely guide the discussion of each topic.

Objectives

Describe and heighten awareness for best practices and the need for increased vigilance of patient safety with methadone treatment. Improve ability to identify and access and manage risks. Employ an in-depth understanding of the clinical issues for safe induction, dosing, assessment of impairment and cardiac factors, etc. that can strengthen patient safety and improve care. Assess and expand the knowledge of current trends in opioid treatment. Define strategies for improving use of methadone in opioid treatment.

Audience

This training is designed for both clinical staff and administrators working to manage a licensed methadone treatment clinic. To assure a quality experience, it is recommended that the training audience be limited to no more than 25 to 30 persons.

Materials

You will need equipment to run the PowerPoint. A flip-chart paper easel/whiteboard and markers are recommended to write down relevant comments or conduct activities.