Opioid Use Disorder and the Incarcerated Patient
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:
- Recognize the potential harms of incarceration for patients with opioid use disorder who are not on opioid agonist treatment.
- Describe the current context for providing opioid agonist treatment to incarcerated patients in Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Recognize the complexity of providing opioid agonist treatment in the prison setting.
- Describe the challenges to continued care for patients transitioning back into the community.
Heather Williams, BN RN
Her Majesty’s Penitentiary Medical Unit
Direct questions about Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder to:
Knowledge Exchange Facilitator
Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence
This one-credit-per-hour Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the Newfoundland and Labrador Chapter for up to 11 Mainpro+® credits.
Project ECHO NL: Opioid Use Disorder is funded through the Provincial Opioid Dependence Treatment Centre of Excellence (Eastern Health).