Abstract| Volume 23, ISSUE 3, PB8-B9, March 2022

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Implementation of an Educational Curriculum on Care of Older Adults with Opioid Use Disorder in Long-Term Care

      Research shows an increase of older adults with opioid use disorder (OUD) and in treatment for substance use disorder.1 Due to complex medical needs/functional impairments, they often require continued post-hospital care in a skilled nursing facility (SNF). A prior needs assessment identified the topic of older adults with OUD as a knowledge gap for staff in SNFs, and a barrier to providing care to this population. An educational in-service program was developed to address this critical need.
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