This course is designed to provide health care providers in different clinical settings (ie. primary care, emergency department, urgent care centres) with an understanding of buprenorphine-naloxone (suboxone) pharmacology and how to support patients starting this medication both in clinical settings and with to-go kits. This is not comprehensive training on how to prescribe buprenorphine-naloxone; clinicians who wish to prescribe outside of ED settings need to take the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program through UBC CPD online learning. There will be some regional variation in practices and procedures- please consult your site-specific protocols for details.
Nurses, pharmacists, prescribers, other health care staff supporting patients on buprenorphine-naloxone.