Integrating Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy, CATR, March/April 2021

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Welcome to your Integrating Pharmacotherapy and Psychotherapy, CATR, March/April 2021

1. If a patient stops buprenorphine or methadone the day prior to surgery, pre-surgery doses of these medications can be restarted if they were withheld for how long (LO #1)?
2. Which of the following about the management of opioid withdrawal is true (LO #2)?
3. According to Dr. Marienfeld, which of the following is the best example of "change talk" (LO #3)?
4. During opioid withdrawal, most patients will experience substantive relief when they reach what dose of buprenorphine (LO #2)?
5. Patients who discontinue buprenorphine for a short time after surgery to allow for the use of full-agonist opioids are at a decreased risk of oversedation and respiratory depression (LO #1).