Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) Training
CAAHEC Presents a FREE four-week MAT training series
ABOUT THE TRAINING
- Physicians require 8 hours of training to apply to the Drug Enforcement Agency for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, one of three medications approved by the FDA for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
- Over four weeks, and 2 hours per week, Dr. Elisa Gumm will educate the audience on opioid use disorder. The focus will be to educate prescribers how to prescribe buprenorphine. Clinical support staff will get benefit from this training to obtain an understanding of the disease and treatments.
Elisa received her Doctor of Osteopathic from WVSOM and completed Psychiatry residency training at the University of Arizona. Medical Director of Addiction Services at SAVAHCS in Tucson Az with over 6 years with experience working inpatient detoxification, outpatient addiction clinic, and inpatient residential rehabilitation program. Over those 5 years, developed assisted other facilities in developing MAT clinics, increased access to buprenorphine, and assisted in distributing over 4500 Naloxone Kits. In 2018, developed the University of Arizona Addiction Medicine Fellowship in Tucson and is the Program Director. She is Buprenorphine mentor within the VA system, and the AZ Dept of Health.
Arizona’s rural areas are vulnerable with respect to having a qualified health workforce to combat the opioid epidemic. The goal is to increase access to high quality substance abuse and opioid addiction treatment education for primary care and other health professionals practicing in Arizona’s rural and urban underserved communities. This web-based training will be utilized to educate providers about medication assisted treatment (MAT) of substance use disorders.
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