The CPNP New Practitioner Hub is for CPNP members within their first five years of practice. The goal of this Hub is to help new practitioners transition into psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy practice.
MAT definition: Medication-assisted treatment (MAT), including opioid treatment programs (OTPs), combines behavioral therapy and medications to treat substance use disorders. An essential strategy as a pharmacist in aiding in continuity of care for patients with MAT is to identify and network with addiction treatment contacts within your facility and your community (i.e. know the Suboxone® and methadone clinics around your area, get to know your local addiction medicine providers, find out if there is a mental health consult service in your facility).
Read About: Managing Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT), Sadie Roestenburg, PharmD, BCPS
The “What I Wish I Knew” series of articles is a service of CPNP’s Resident and New Practitioner Committee. Articles are intended to provide advice from experts for students, residents, and new practitioners. Articles are not intended to provide in-depth disease state or pharmacotherapy information nor replace any peer-reviewed educational materials. We hope you benefit from this “field guide” discussing approaches to unique problems and situations.
Membership in the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is one of the best ways you can learn more about the exciting, growing field of psychiatric and neurologic pharmacy. Joining is easy and a 6-month complimentary trial membership is available for you to experience all of the benefits CPNP has to offer including: