Source: The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Department of Family Medicine
In today’s healthcare setting, it’s important for all healthcare professionals to identify substance abuse and mental health disorders. As part of a national epidemic, opioid use disorder has changed the way healthcare professional approach patient care and pain management. It’s important that healthcare professionals have knowledge and clinical skills to assess opioid use, recognize misuse, and provide treatment. Current and future healthcare professionals must be able to demonstrate neurobiological knowledge of opioid use, the behavioral and mental manifestation of opioid misuse, and strategies for treating a patient’s opioid use disorder.
The Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) training website was developed by the Department of Family Medicine in collaboration with the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and Public Health at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to train healthcare professionals on this important topic. The introduction video on the site’s home page provides a step-by-step demonstration of the site features. This project, including the development of the training modules and the website, was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under the Primary Care Training Enhancement (PCTE) program (T0BHP30007). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.
The OUD training site is ideal for individuals and healthcare professional training programs. The training site’s responsive modern design adapts the website to the learner’s device and allows for an optimal viewing experience across device types (e.g., smartphone, tablet, desktop).
The training material is organized into topic-specific instructional modules, and each module includes a pre- and post-test as well as a video that explains and synthesizes more complex concepts. Modules can be taken in any order, but a pre-test must be completed before the learner can access each module’s content. Content that the learner missed in the pre-test is highlighted in the left navigation of the module to indicate where additional review is suggested.
With the My Progress dashboard the learner can easily keep track of his/her progress, can view detailed test results for completed modules, and can view or print the transcript.
Reports summarizing learner progress are available for organizations that purchase accounts for groups of learners. A distinct account on the training site is created for each individual learner.
This Enduring Material activity, The Opioid Use Disorder – An Online Course, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 14.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. AAFP certification began July 1, 2018. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.