Addictions and Opioid Substitution Therapy

  • $58.00 incl. GST for PSNZ members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for NZHPA members
  • $115.00 incl. GST for non-members

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About this learning module;

This learning consists of a 2-hour webinar, supplementary readings and case studies to test your knowledge.

This learning activity has been accredited by PSNZ Education (Professional Development and Training) for 3 hours of professional learning and is suitable for inclusion in a pharmacist’s records for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) purposes.

Presented By - Sam McBride

Dr Sam McBride is a consultant psychiatrist and addiction specialist at Mental Health, Addictions and Intellectual Disabilities Service, Wellington, New Zealand. His roles include Clinical Lead and Lead Clinician for Opioid Treatment Services. He is the Director of Advanced Training for Addiction Psychiatry and a faculty representative in Addiction Psychiatry at the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists.

This webinar will cover the history and evidence base of opioid substitution and how it is implemented in NZ. Sam will go on to talk about the patient assessment process, initiation of treatment, the risks, benefits and clinical issues involved and how these are best managed.

Come and learn from one of NZ’s best who is passionate about making a difference for people who need specialised help.

Upon successful completion of this learning module you will be able to:

  • Describe the history and evidence base of opioid substitution
  • Describe Opioid substitution in a New Zealand context including regulation and philosophy
  • Describe the assessment process and initiation of treatment for Opioid substitution
  • Evaluate medications used for Opioid substitution, risks, benefits and clinical issues
  • Manage common clinical issues from a pharmacy perspective
  • Discuss the future of Opioid Substitution in New Zealand

If you are interested in bundling this learning, please check out registration for our Support Kete.

(The Support Kete consists of 3 learning modules, with the overarching theme of Addiction, Opioid Substitution Therapy (OST), and support for your patients and their whanau).

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