CME Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses

OSUWexnerbloglogo2014 CME Webcast Teaches About Opioid Overdoses. Many people who overdose on opioids die before anyone can help them but increasingly, our first responders and emergency departments encounter patients when they are unconscious but still alive. On this CME webcast, we’re going to discuss opioid overdose: how to recognize it and how to treat it. Here with me in the studio is Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine, Dr. Emily Kauffman. And also joining us is the Program Director of the Franklin County Rapid Response Emergency Addiction and Crisis Team, nurse practitioner Amy Becher.

View a video introduction of this webcast

What you’ll learn in this webcast

As a result of this educational activity, webcast participants will be able to: DESCRIBE the origin and epidemiology of the current opioid crisis; and DISCUSS Treatment options and community initiatives in Ohio to counteract this epidemic.

You’ll also learn about the following:

  • Opioid overdose and U.S. emergency departments
  • There is more to treatment than a dose of naloxone
  • Origin of RREACT
  • How RREACT is funded and Community Partners
  • Overview of the RREACT team in action
  • Logistics
  • Atomizer (MAD) – Video Demonstration
  • Narcan Spray – Video Demonstration

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