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Opioid Overdose Prevention Education for Emergency Departments

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Step Status
Educational Materials
Release Date: Sat, 1/1/22
Termination Date: Sat, 12/31/22
Credits: 1
Educational Objectives: At the end of this activity, participant should be able to:
  1. Describe the epidemiology of opioid overdoses in legislation on overdose prevention.
  2. Identify risk factors for overdose and how to respond to overdose using Naloxone.
  3. Describe how to deliver patient education to patients at risk for an overdose on using Naloxone.
  4. Strategies to reduce the stigma of addiction.
Target Audience: This activity is appropriate for Administrators, House Officers, Medical Students, Nurse Practitioners, Nurses, Other Healthcare Professionals, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Social Workers, Technicians in the fields of Emergency Medicine.
Accreditation and Credit Designation:

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Michigan Medical School and University of Michigan School of Nursing. The University of Michigan Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Michigan Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Original Release Date: January 2020
Termination Date: December 2022

Additional Info: Bibliographic Resources

Dahlem, C.H. and Doe-Simkins, M. (2019). Take A.C.T.I.O.N. to Save Lives: Nurse Practitioner’s Guide to Prescribing Naloxone for Accidental Opioid Overdose Prevention. Education resource published for American Association of Nurse Practitioners, http://assets.aanp.org/documents/permanent/Naloxone_Guide_for_NPs.pdf.
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Credits available:

AMA PRA Category 1: 1.00
Participation: 1.00