Buprenorphine and Pain

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Description: 

This session will review the interface and nuances of the use of buprenorphine in a person with pain. We will review multiple angles, including both the treatment of acute and chronic pain in a person receiving buprenorphine for OUD and the use of buprenorphine to treat pain (with or without OUD).

Learning objectives: 

  1. Compare and contrast the various formulations of buprenorphine including consideration of FDA indication, route of administration, and dose
  2. Identify the clinical result of using buprenorphine in a person who is opioid naive and in a person who is currently using other medical or nonmedical opioids
  3. Describe the efficacy and clinical pearls associated with the use of buprenorphine patch and transmucosal forms for analgesia in a person with and without OUD
  4. Identify emerging and best practices regarding treatment of acute and chronic pain in a person receiving buprenorphine for OUD

Course Content