Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention

Addressing Opioid Overdose: Understanding the Role of Prevention

The opioid crisis is galvanizing individuals across disciplines to reduce the number of lives lost to overdoses. This innovative training delves into this complex topic and explores what prevention practitioners can do to address it. Participants will examine factors associated with opioid overdose, explore data sources that shed light on the scope of the problem, and examine prevention strategies, including physician education, cross-sector collaboration, and policy change, that can help save lives.

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Audience

Substance misuse prevention practitioners and other public health professionals working at the state level and in communities

Certification

Participants will receive a certificate for 6 hours of participation which can be submitted to local credentialing authorities for prevention certification or re-certification.

Length

1 day

Learning Objectives
  • Describe the scope of the current opioid overdose crisis using national and local data
  • Discuss factors that place individuals at increased risk for opioid overdose
  • Identify strategies to prevent opioid overdose and overdose-related death
  • Describe the role of prevention practitioners in supporting these strategies
Training Content
  • Key Definitions and Trends
    • Types of opioids driving the crisis
    • Health effects of opioids
    • National and local data sources
  • Factors that Place Individuals at Risk
    • Opioid use and misuse
    • Physiological changes
    • Chronic pain and mental health
    • Opioid access and supply
    • Overdose knowledge and perceptions
    • Non-fatal overdose
  • Prevention Strategies
    • Prescription drug disposal program
    • Prescription drug monitoring programs
    • Prescribing and dispensing regulations
    • Law enforcement actions
    • Naloxone access and promotion strategies
    • 911 Good Samaritan laws
    • Treatment and follow-up services
  • The Value of a Comprehensive Approach
    • Implementing multiple prevention strategies
    • Operating at different levels of risk and influence
    • Involving diverse stakeholders from across the community