Official guidelines on Buprenorphine dosing recommend a top daily dose of 16 to 24 mg, with disregard for evidence showing that some people require higher doses for stability. Some prescribers use these guidelines to arbitrarily limit patients to 16 mg per day. In the age of widespread Fentanyl use, many people need higher doses to avoid withdrawal symptoms and achieve stable abstinence. In this workshop we will discuss Buprenorphine dosing strategies and instructions for patients and their families to promote optimal outcomes. We will highlight nursing and advanced practice roles for efficiently and compassionately managing opioid use disorder patients.
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This event is approved for Nursing CE with the California Board of Nursing.
No refund due to cancellation. All registrants will have access to a video archive if you are unable to attend in person.
American Society of Addiction Nurses (ASAN) recognizes addiction is a chronic disease crossing all boundaries including the nursing profession.
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