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The Opioid Crisis and the Hispanic Latino Population

1. Which of the following statements best describes an opioid use disorder?  

A. Having a heroin use disorder in the past six months.

B. Having a pain reliever use disorder related to misuse of prescription pain relievers in the past year.

C. Having either a heroin use disorder or pain reliever use disorder related to an individual's misuse of prescription pain relievers in the past six months, or if an individual had both disorders.

D. Having either a heroin use disorder or pain reliever use disorder related to an individual's misuse of prescription pain relievers in the past year, or if an individual had both disorders.


2. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding misuse of prescription opioids. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?    

A. Misuse of prescription opioids is the use of a prescription opioid in any way not directed by a doctor, not including without a prescription of one’s own; use in greater amounts, more often, or longer than told.

B. Misuse of prescription opioids is the use of a prescription opioid, by an individual under the age of 18, in any way not directed by a doctor, not including without a prescription of one’s own.

C. Misuse of prescription opioids is the use of a prescription opioid in any way not directed by a doctor, including without a prescription of one’s own; use in greater amounts, more often, or longer than told.

D. Misuse of prescription opioids is the use of a prescription opioid, with the exception of morphine, in any way not directed by a doctor, including without a prescription of one’s own; use in greater amounts, less often, or shorter than told.


3. According to the course, which of the following best describes an opioid-related overdose death?    

A. Death resulting from an intentional overdose involving an opioid.

B. Death resulting from an unintentional overdose involving an opioid.

C. Death resulting from an unintentional or intentional overdose involving an opioid.

D. Death resulting from an unintentional or intentional overdose involving an opioid and alcohol.


4. Which of the following statements regarding fentanyl is most accurate?    

A. Fentanyl is 2 to 5 times more potent than morphine.

B. Fentanyl is 5 to 10 times more potent than morphine.

C. Fentanyl is 25 to 50 times more potent than morphine.

D. Fentanyl is 50 to 100 times more potent than morphine.


5. Which of the following represents a natural opioid?    

A. Methadone

B. Morphine

C. Fentanyl

D. Tramadol


6. Which of the following represents a semi-synthetic opioid?    

A. Methadone

B. Morphine

C. Codeine

D. Oxycodone


7. According to the course, which of the following statements is most accurate?    

A. For the Hispanic/Latino population, opioid misuse stemming from overuse of pain relievers is not a major pathway to opioid misuse.

B. For the Hispanic/Latino population, opioid misuse stemming from underuse of pain relievers is a major pathway to opioid misuse for older adults.

C. Occupational exposures have been associated with the use of opioid pain medications in the Hispanic/Latino population.

D. Occupational exposures have not been associated with the use of opioid pain medications in the Hispanic/Latino population.


8. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding MAT. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?    

A. MAT is a form of treatment that relies solely on the use of medications.

B. MAT is the use of an FDA-approved medication in conjunction with a psychosocial intervention.

C. MAT is not appropriate for individuals over the age of 25.

D. MAT is not appropriate for individuals under the age of 25.


9. Which of the following medications must be prescribed and dispensed from a federally regulated opioid treatment program?    

A. Methadone

B. Buprenorphine

C. Naltrexone

D. Vivitrol


10. A 26-year-old male patient has questions regarding methadone. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?    

A. Methadone is, typically, not a part of MAT.

B. Methadone is not addictive in any way.

C. Methadone reduces withdrawal symptoms and cravings and blocks the euphoric effects of opioids.

D. Methadone is only administered via IM injection.


11. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding buprenorphine. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?    

A. Buprenorphine is more likely than methadone to cause intoxication.

B. Buprenorphine is more likely than methadone to cause respiratory suppression.

C. Buprenorphine may be prescribed and dispensed outside of a licensed OTP.

D. Buprenorphine may not be prescribed and dispensed outside of a licensed OTP.


12. A 30-year-old male patient has questions regarding naltrexone. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?    

A. Naltrexone is an opioid.

B. Naltrexone is not intoxicating.

C. Naltrexone is addictive.

D. Naltrexone is not available in oral form.


13. According to the course, the effects of Vivitrol lasts for, approximately, how many days?    

A. Approximately 7 days

B. Approximately 14 days

C. Approximately 20 days

D. Approximately 28 days


14. A 40-year-old female patient has questions regarding naloxone. Which of the following educational points should be expressed to the patient?    

A. Naloxone is, typically, only administered orally.

B. Naloxone should not be administered via intranasal spray.

C. Naloxone can only reverse the toxic effects of a methadone overdose.

D. Naloxone can reverse the toxic effects of an overdose related to opioids.


15. Which of the following best represents a strategy to address opioid misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino communities?    

A. Only create culturally tailored public awareness campaigns in English.

B. Create culturally tailored public awareness campaigns in native languages.

C. Do not create culturally tailored public awareness campaigns in native languages.

D. Do not create culturally tailored public awareness campaigns.


16. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding the National Latino Behavioral Health Association (NLBHA). Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?    

A. NLBHA works to provide naloxone administration training.

B. NLBHA works to provide English, only, naloxone administration training.

C. NLBHA works to prevent naloxone training.

D. NLBHA works to prevent naloxone distribution.


17. Which of the following best represents a strategy to address opioid misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino communities?    

A. Utilize schools.

B. Do not utilize schools.

C. Utilize law enforcement because Hispanic/Latino populations do not typically fear deportation or incarceration.

D. Utilize schools and law enforcement, at all times, because Hispanic/Latino populations do not typically fear deportation or incarceration.


18. Which of the following best represents a strategy to address opioid misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino communities?    

A. Avoid faith-based organizations.

B. Faith-based organizations should not be used as partners in addressing the opioid crisis.

C. Leverage faith-based organizations.

D. Only leverage faith-based organizations that do not acknowledge the opioid crisis.


19. Which of the following best represents a strategy to address opioid misuse and OUD in Hispanic/Latino communities?    

A. Build a bilingual, culturally aware and respectful workforce.

B. Build a bilingual workforce to only service individuals over the age of 65.

C. Build a bilingual workforce to only service individuals under the age of 65.

D. Do not build a bilingual workforce.


20. A fellow health care professional has questions regarding project RECOVER and peer recovery coaches. Which of the following informational points of interest should be communicated to the health care professional?    

A. Project RECOVER does not include the use of peer recovery coaches.

B. Eligibility to be a peer recovery coach requires being in recovery for at least six months.

C. Peer recovery coaches are required to complete 250 hours of recovery coach work.

D. Peer recovery coaches are required to complete 500 hours of recovery coach work with 35 hours under supervision from a peer recovery coach supervisor.


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