Opioid Overdose Prevention: Spring 2019

Opioid Overdose Prevention: Spring 2019

About this course

This course will provide participants with a robust and detailed overview of the current opioid overdose crisis experienced by people all over the United States.This course will offer providers a perspective and examples of how we got into our current crisis, including a history of opioid use both internationally as well as domestically, examples of policies and community approaches to addressing the opioid crisis and work to counter stigma related to drug use, identifying signs of an overdose, overdose response/reversal, an overview of Narcan (the agent used to reverse opioid overdose), risk assessment and working and supporting people at risk for overdose. 

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course overview
  • Technology requirements
  • Week 1: Opioids in Context: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on an Epidemic
  • Week 1 Webcast: Friday, March 22 , 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Week 2: The Pharmacology of Opioids
  • Week 2 Webcast: Friday, March 29, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Week 3 : Overdose Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms, and Responding
  • Week 3 Webcast: Friday, April 5, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Additional Resources
  • Course Wrap-Up

About this course

This course will provide participants with a robust and detailed overview of the current opioid overdose crisis experienced by people all over the United States.This course will offer providers a perspective and examples of how we got into our current crisis, including a history of opioid use both internationally as well as domestically, examples of policies and community approaches to addressing the opioid crisis and work to counter stigma related to drug use, identifying signs of an overdose, overdose response/reversal, an overview of Narcan (the agent used to reverse opioid overdose), risk assessment and working and supporting people at risk for overdose. 

Curriculum

  • Orientation
  • Welcome!
  • Course overview
  • Technology requirements
  • Week 1: Opioids in Context: Historical and Cultural Perspectives on an Epidemic
  • Week 1 Webcast: Friday, March 22 , 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Week 2: The Pharmacology of Opioids
  • Week 2 Webcast: Friday, March 29, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Week 3 : Overdose Risk Factors, Signs & Symptoms, and Responding
  • Week 3 Webcast: Friday, April 5, 1:00 - 2:30 pm ET
  • Additional Resources
  • Course Wrap-Up