Treatment of opioid use disorders: a collaborative multidisciplinary approach | INSPQ

The emergence of stolen effective opioid drugs on the illicit market, new substances available for consumption, and continued use among the elderly are opening up new facets of opioid dependence.

There is no doubt that there is an urgent need to step up our prevention and harm reduction efforts in the context of the drug overdose and contagion crisis raging in North America, especially involving fentanyl and its analogues.

The mobilization of health and social care professionals is needed to increase the still too limited availability of opioid agonist treatment (OAT) in line with best practice standards in all regions of Quebec.

In addition, scientific advances, new ministerial benchmarks and the emergence of new molecules are driving the deployment of care teams and improved access to treatment.

This interdisciplinary training is part of the National Curriculum for STDs, Substances, Sexual Diversity and Gender Pluralism. It aims to support clinical management that promotes therapeutic alliance with people with opioid use disorder (OUD).

Learning objectives

  • The main goal of training is to develop the knowledge and clinical skills needed to evaluate and manage OAT in people who have developed OUD.
  • This is an interdisciplinary training in which the partner care team works alongside the person living with OUD. In this way, it promotes therapeutic alliance and tailored service offerings to remove barriers to access and improve treatment adherence.
  • These interdisciplinary interventions aim to improve care access, coordination and service continuity for people who are often highly vulnerable and marginalized and struggle with OUD.

A full description of the learning objectives along the way in the full course sheet.

The target audience

This training is intended for professionals from partner care groups who work with people with opioid use disorder. It includes four separate courses:

  • Medical path: for physicians, residents, nurse practitioners specializing in primary health care.
  • Nursing way: for medical staff
  • Pharmacist course: for pharmacists
  • Psychosocial course: for professionals and psychosocial workers

Detailed course of study in the full sheet of the course.

Duration and formula of training

  • Completely online, asynchronous and synchronous learning
  • Course for doctors, nurses and pharmacists: 6.5 hours on virtual campus and 2 hours meeting on Zoom
  • Psychosocial course: 6 hours on virtual campus and 2 hours on Zoom

Detailed information about each route:

Registration for training and recognition

Education is available on the virtual campus

  • Asynchronous part: Registration in the virtual campus
  • Synchronous part in scale: registration directly from the learning space of the virtual campus.
  • Each course is accredited by a recognized body:

    • Medical Course – University of Montreal School of Medicine CPD
    • Nursing careers – University of Montreal School of Public Health
    • Pharmacist Course – Quebec Order of Pharmacists
    • Psychosocial Course – University of Montreal School of Public Health

    Do you have questions about this training?

    Use the information request form

    Join the National STD, Substances, Sexual and Gender Diversity Education Program Team:

    • By email : [email protected]
    • By phone: 514 905-4044, voice messages only.

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