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Module 8: Standard Medical Management for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care
Utilization of evidence-based counseling to effectively manage buprenorphine-maintained primary care patients with Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) provides the best chance of improving motivation for change, treatment engagement and ultimate remission. Standard Medical Management (SMM) is one such option that is seldom offered, but one that is relatively easily integrated into primary care practice. The goal of this module is to prepare participants to deliver the assessment and treatment components of the initial and subsequent 15-minute SMM sessions. Participants will also review brief motivational strategies to manage resistance and/or lack progress, as well as common issues when treating OUD.
Michael V. Pantalon, PhD | Yale School of Medicine

At the conclusion of this activity participants should be able to:

  • Implement Standard Medical Management (SMM) for patients with OUD in PC settings
  • Address common issues in treating OUD in PC
Core Competencies as a result of participating in this activity:   
Interpersonal Skills and Communication
Medical Knowledge
Patient Care
Method of participation in the activity
In order to receive maximum credit, learners must:

1. Review the materials provided in this module.
2. Earn a minimum cumulative score of 80% on the post-test.
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.*

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed. Partial credit will not be awarded.
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 01/26/2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1.5 CME Credits
1.5 Other Professionals Credits
1.5 Nursing Credits
1.5 IPCE Credits
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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