Managing Opioid Overdose in the Synthetic Era
Outline and Key Points covered by this training includes:
- New and Emerging Opioids
- Managing Opioid Overdose
- Naloxone Use
- Naloxone-Resistant Overdose
This course is designed for health care professionals including physicians, nurses, patients and caregivers, among others.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe how the evolving opioid supply lead to an epidemic of opioid overdose and mortality
- Explain how naloxone is an effective medication that can save lives by reversing opioid toxicity
- Evaluate how illicit drugs are not pure and contain things that can contribute to the toxicity
- Recognize that everyone should have access to naloxone to treat people quickly and keep them alive
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
Joshua Shulman, MD - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Science and Technology, Emergency Department Attending Physician
Michael Abesamis, MD - Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Attending Emergency Physician & Medical Toxicologist, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Director of the Medical Toxicology Outpatient Clinic, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
No planners, members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships to disclose.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
DEA Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act
This training is designed to meet the training requirements for the Medication Access and Training Expansion (MATE) Act of 2023.
Pennsylvania Opioid/Pain Management Credit (physicians only)
This activity has been designated as and qualifies for Opioid/Pain Management Credit. It is the responsibility of the learner to maintain the educational presentation or conference agenda as evidence, if needed for audit purpose
- 0.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.50 Opioid Education
- 0.50 Attendance
- 0.50 Opioid Education
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