Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit (Updated)

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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



Social Work Approval

Social Work CE Credit for this course is offered with the following approvals. Many state boards of social work will accept the approvals listed. Provider Approvals by state and license type can be found here.

  • Quantum Units Education is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, CAMFT Provider #89970, to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs, and/or LEP. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.
  • Florida board for Social Workers CE Provider #50-8650 (Quantum 'immediately' reports CE Credits to Florida licensees) 
  • Illinois Department of Professional Regulation, License No. 159.001261 approved CE Sponsor
  • Ohio CSWMFTB #RCST091701 approved CE Provider
  • Texas Board of SWE #5070 approved CE Provider
  • ACE credit is offered for this course for social workers (followed by ACE approval statement that is currently on every ACE course page) Quantum Units Education, #1289, is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved as ACE providers. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Quantum Units Education maintains responsibility for this course. ACE provider approval period: 01/03/2020 – 01/03/2023.

To see other approvals in your state, see our state by state provider approval listings here.


CAADE Approval

This course is CAADE approved.


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Added On: 2018-08-19

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