Buprenorphine Induction Simulation: Focus on Patient Safety and Quality Care
Background: Provider education for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) primarily relies on didactic instruction. Clinical simulation that enhances the ability of advanced practice nurses (APRNs) is needed to effectively and safely implement MAT. Method: We developed and conducted a pilot study of a MAT clinical simulation designed to enhance patient safety and increase MAT competency. Results: Clinical simulation improved APRN preparedness to effectively implement MAT. In addition, students indicated increased self-efficacy and better understanding of patient safety. Conclusions: Clinical simulation is an innovative way to teach APRN students to effectively implement buprenorphine treatment while ensuring patient safety.
Abram, MD; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Forbes, MO
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