USPHS: Opioids: The Epidemic Addressed by a Community Awareness Program

Description

The use and abuse of opioids has been an issue for the United States since the 1900s. Opioids include legal drugs such as oxycodone, morphine and fentanyl as well as illegal drugs such as heroin. The rise of overdose from prescription opioids has placed a major focus on addressing the over-prescribing of opioids as the solution to combat the growing crisisThis presentation examines the growing opioid epidemic and crisis in the United States. This presentation discusses the role all medical providers play in the prevention of opioid abuse. Non-pharmacological interventions for pain management and the specific role pharmacists and other providers can play in increasing community awareness regarding opioid abuse and resources to help with treatment are also discussed.     

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and explain the role medical providers can play in prevention and education.
  2. Describe the risks involved with opioid over-prescribing and list non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.
  3. Discuss community-based awareness training and list non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.

 

    

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Provide an overview of the opioid epidemic and explain the role medical providers can play in prevention and education.
  2. Describe the risks involved with opioid over-prescribing and list non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.
  3. Discuss community-based awareness training and list non-pharmacological interventions for pain management.   

     

 
 
 
Speakers:
Garrette
Garrette Martin-Yeboah, PharmD
National Clinical Pharmacist Consultant
HHS/OS/ASPR
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Clinical Patient Care
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Monday, October 28
Time: 
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Cortez A
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-196-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .05
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-196-L01-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .05
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based