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Development of Evidence-Based Tools for Delivery of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Opioid DependencyHill, Charlene (University of Alaska Anchorage, 2017-05-01)Opioid use and resultant deaths have been declared an epidemic. The purpose of this project was to develop an outpatient primary care evidence-based toolkit for medication-assisted treatment (MAT) in opioid dependence for Alaska nurse practitioners (NPs). The focus was to enhance provider knowledge of MAT modalities and to facilitate practice implementation with an overall goal of increasing knowledgeable health professionals thereby increasing patient access to treatment. The Plan, Do, Study, Act framework was used to implement an educational presentation of current MAT modalities and to develop the MAT toolkit as previously mentioned. A post-implementation survey was used to evaluate the project outcomes. The data obtained from the questionnaire demonstrated participant knowledge of MAT modalities with the intent to provide MAT and to use the toolkit in future clinical practice.