Simulation-Based Learning for Methadone Prescribing Skills
Ontario physicians who completed the opioid dependence treatment core course and are looking to complete the practicum component in the training required to prescribe methadone. Nurse practitioners who completed the opioid dependence treatment core course and are looking for a practicum training.
The course is offered as an opportunity for physicians and nurse practitioners to practice methadone prescribing skills in an environment that imitates real-life situations, without any risk to real patients.
In Ontario this course is approved by the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) as an alternative for the practicum component of the training required to prescribe methadone.
Conduct a comprehensive assessment of a patient for the suitability of MMT, including diagnosis for moderate-severe opioid use disorder.
Initiate patient's treatment with methadone in compliance with clinical guideline
Titrate methadone to a stable dose based on assessment of patient
Manage methadone treatment based on patient clinical stability during maintenance phase including: take-home doses, missed doses, and relapse events, in a manner that is safe for patient and the community
The simulation learning comprises cases of patients; each includes simulated appointments in different points of time in their treatment. Each learner will have the opportunity to actively participate in three sessions of simulation and observe six other sessions, followed by debrief. The debriefs of the sessions will be led by facilitators and include trainees, peers and simulators.
Certification and Accreditation
This activity is an Accredited Simulation Activity (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of The Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the University of Toronto.
This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada for up to 13.50 Mainpro+ credits.