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Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Contact Hours Awarded: 2 , including 1.75 pharmacology contact hour

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Course Overview

Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT)

Author: Sarah Schulze


Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) is a treatment modality for substance use disorders. It combines counseling and behavioral therapies for addiction with medications used at careful dosages to reduce the physical symptoms of cravings and withdrawal and assist clients in the recovery process. With half of people 12 and older reporting use of an illicit substance at least once and 21 million Americans experiencing addiction, this is an important and relevant topic.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction 
  2. Overview of Addiction and Substance Abuse 
  3. Overview of MAT 
  4. Pharmacokinetics 
  5. Nursing Considerations 
  6. Case Study 
  7. Conclusion 
  8. References 

Accreditation Statement

Nursing CE Central LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

In this course, we will discuss the various types of substance abuse and the signs and symptoms of each. It will take the average learner 120 minutes to complete and awards 2 contact hours of continuing education, including 1.75 pharmacological contact hours.

Course Outcomes

After completing this course, the learner will rate a 4 out of 5 on the Likert Scale for their ability to:

  1. Discuss the prevalence of various substance-related problems among United States citizens.  
  2. Explain how medication-assisted treatment works and why it has only recently gotten widespread attention.
  3. Understand a nurse’s role in caring for patients receiving medication-assisted treatment.

Target Audience

  • Registered Nurses (RN)
  • Advanced Practice Registered Nurses (APRN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN/LVN)

Requirement for Completion

  1. Enrollment in the course by the learner
  2. Read and learn all course materials
  3. Complete the course evaluation
  4. Attest and testify learning of the course materials

Accreditations + Approvals

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) (P0614)
  • California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP 17418)
  • Kentucky Board of Nursing (7-0090)
  • Louisiana State Board of Nursing (58)
  • New York State Department of Education (IC 208)
  • Florida Board of Nursing (50-23983)

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Nursing CE Central nor any of the authors, planners, content experts, or any contributors have any relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

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Course created on: September 01, 2023

Course Expires on: September 01, 2026

Course Offering: #180