Buprenorphine Induction Simulation: Focus on Patient Safety and Quality Care

Journal Article (Journal Article)

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.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Abram, MD; Guilamo-Ramos, V; Forbes, MO

Published Date

  • July 1, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 44 /

Start / End Page

  • 35 - 41

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1876-1399

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ecns.2019.11.009

Citation Source

  • Scopus