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The Three Waves of the Opioid Overdose Epidemic

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Offline Date:

Sunday, October 23, 2022

ACPE Expiration Date

Sunday, October 23, 2022

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    From 1999-2018, more than 400,000 people died from an opioid overdose in the United States, and countless others survived unintentional opioid overdoses. The number of opioid overdose deaths in 2018 was 6 times higher than the number in 1999. The increase in opioid overdoses can be described in 3 waves: overdoses due to prescription opioids followed by heroin, and most recently, synthetic opioids other than methadone. This monograph will review the history of the opioid overdose epidemic and why the drugs involved have changed over the years. In addition, the clinical effects and treatment of opioid overdoses will be presented. Finally, steps that have been taken to try to prevent opioid overdoses will be discussed as well as what health care professionals can do to combat this epidemic.

    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   20109H04.pdf

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    PharmCon
  • Nurse

    List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids
    Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
    Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic


    Pharmacist

    List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids
    Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
    Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic


    Pharmacy Technician

    List reasons why the opioid overdose epidemic has progressed from prescription opioids to heroin to synthetic opioids
    Recognize the clinical effects that occur following an opioid overdose
    Identify steps being taken to combat the opioid overdose epidemic

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-20-109-H04-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-20-109-H04-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-20-109-H04-T

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