What Is the Right Choice When Prescribing Medication
Assisted Treatment (MAT)?
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 1-2 p.m EST
This presentation will discuss medication assisted treatment that is used to treat individuals suffering from opioid use disorder. The epidemic of prescription opioid pain medication and illicit opioids, such as heroin, has contributed to morbidity and mortality in the United States. Medication assisted treatment has been encouraged to be prescribed in order to help treat opioid use disorder and to save and change lives.
During this webinar you will learn how to:
- understand the requirements for prescribing medication assisted treatment
- describe the various medication treatments for opioid use disorder
- understand the difference between long-acting vs. oral medication for treatment of opioid use disorder.
Dr. Mary Jo Cerepani has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 1997 and has worked in emergency medicine since 1986. As a member of the Pennsylvania Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, she was very instrumental in health policy changes for the implementation of the prescription drug monitoring program in Pennsylvania. Since 2005, she has been the chair of the Pennsylvania Department of Health Injury Prevention Committee for Unintentional Poisonings. She has worked collaboratively with interprofessional colleagues to address the “Opioid Crisis” in the United States. She is a founding member and educational chair for the American Academy of Emergency Nurse Practitioners.