Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Updated)
$5.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Beginning
CE Course Description
Opioid overdose continues to be a major public health problem in the United States. This CE course discusses opioid use disorders, steps for first responders, information for prescribers, and safety advice for patients and family members.
Author: SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. (2018, Forth Edition). HHS Publication No. (SMA) 18 4742. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
Retrieved from: https://store.samhsa.gov/
CE Course Objectives
1. Explain three times when overdose can occur.
2. Distinguish between the substances for which naloxone is an appropriate response and the substances for which it is not.
3. Identify the first recommended step to reduce the number of deaths resulting from opioid overdoses.
4. List three signs of the life-threatening emergency of an overdose.
CE Outline with Main Points
1. Opioid Use Disorder Facts
a. Scope of the Problem
b. Strategies to Prevent Overdose Deaths
c. Resources for Communities
2. Five Essential Steps for First Responders
a. Evaluate for Signs of Opioid Overdose
b. Call 911 for Help
c. Administer Naloxone
d. Support the Person's Breathing
e. Monitor the Person's Response
f. Do's And Don'ts When Responding to Opioid Overdose
3. Information for Prescribers
a. Opioid Stewardship
b. Treating Opioid Overdose
c. Legal and Liability Considerations
d. Claims Coding and Billing
e. Resources for Prescribers
4. Safety Advice for Patients & Family Members
a. What Are Opioids?
b. Preventing Overdose
c. If You Suspect an Overdose
d. What is Naloxone?
e. Naloxone Storage
f. Summary: How to Avoid Opioid Overdose
5. Recovering From Opioid Overdose
a. Resources for Overdose Survivors and Family Members
b. Finding a Network of Support
ACE credit is not offered for this course. A list of courses offering ACE credit can be found here.
This course is CAADE approved.
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Added On: 2018-08-19