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1654

Opioid Overdose Toolkit by SAMHSA

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Credit Value: 2
Exam Questions: 20
Passing Grade: 15 correct
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Course Description:

 

This course gives an overview of opioid overdose and treatment using Naloxone.  Facts for community members include a discussion of the scope of the problem and strategies to prevent overdose deaths.  First responders are given five essential steps to care for an overdose victim, and prescribers are given information on several topics including treating opioid overdose, legal and liability concerns, and claims coding and billing.  Safety advice is presented for patients and their family members including the use, storage, and side effects of Naloxone.  Finally, resources are presented for use by those recovering from opioid overdose and their families.

 

This course is based upon material published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is available as an open access article.

 

This course on opioid overdose and Naloxone is designed for those who work in substance abuse practitioners who wish to develop their understanding of opioids and overdose treatment with Naloxone.  The course material includes a review of opioid abuse in general, and treatment with Naloxone specifically.  

 

Authors:  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Learning Objectives: This course will provide the practitioner with detailed information regarding opioid overdose and Naloxone. Specifically, a professional will:

  • Describe five essential steps for first responders to opioid overdose victims
  • Identify safety suggestions for patients and family members
  • Recognize resources helpful to the overdose survivor and his or her family members
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Credits: 2 Exam Fee: $20.00 Format: Online
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