2022.09.27 | ME SUD Learning Community | Delivering XR Buprenorphine in a Maine Practice


CME Provided | ME SUD Learning Community Webinar: Presented by Eva Quirion, NP, Ph.D. | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Challenges and successes of XR buprenorphine

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2022.09.27 | 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Delivering XR Buprenorphine in a Maine Practice

Explore the delivery of XR buprenorphine with a focus on practical issues. Challenges and successes of the use of the XR buprenorphine will be highlighted.

Learning objectives:

  • Assess patients for XR buprenorphine
  • Describe induction and delivery (practice tips on injection)
  • Name challenges and success with the use of XR buprenorphine



Prescribing clinicians and their teams


About the Presenter

Eva Quirion, NP, Ph.D Dr. Quirion is a graduate of The University of Maine, Orono and the University of Phoenix. She joined an interventional pain practice after receiving her FNP certification. She then joined St. Joseph Healthcare in 2014 as a Pain Care provider embedded in primary care. Eva has been working with patients to help them manage their chronic pain. She has worked closely with primary care providers to improve patient safety related to chronic pain medications and other controlled substances. She has become an expert at tapering chronic controlled substances with compassion. The uncovering of undiagnosed substance use disorder led Eva to work with the St. Joseph’s MAT team. At this time, Eva manages over 50 patients who are on suboxone for substance use disorder. The recovery group has also started offering sublocade (injectable buprenorphine) as an additional treatment option for those with opioid use disorder.

Eva’s dissertation topic is Compassion Fatigue Among Nurse Practitioners in Maine. She became interested in compassion early in her career and works to promote compassion as a therapeutic tool in patient care.

Eva’s greatest joys are her husband, two daughters, and granddaughter. She enjoys flower gardening and back yard bird watching.


Continuing Medical Education
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Maine Medical Education Trust and CCSME. The Maine Medical Education Trust is accredited by the Maine Medical Association Committee on Continuing Medical Education and Accreditation to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Contact Hours

  • 1 contact hour for social workers, licensed clinical professional counselors, and behavioral health professionals
  • 1 Category I contact hour for psychologists are provided. CCSME is a pre-approved sponsor and provider of Professional Education Activities for Psychologists.
  • 1 contact hour CHES. CCSME is a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
  • 1 contact hour pending for alcohol and drug counselors from the board of alcohol and drug counselors

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