This three-part webinar-based course presents an overview of prescribing opioids in primary care, along with recommendations of alternatives to opioids for pain relief and the warning signs of addiction for prescribers.
By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:
- Understand guidelines for opioid prescribing in primary care settings;
- Choose effective alternatives to opioids to prescribe for pain management; and
- Recognize the warning signs of opioid addiction and treatment options.
Developed by the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center.
This 30-minute course is intended to help community providers identify their role in helping patients transition away from a dependence on opioids and to encourage them to study more about pain management and suicide prevention. The objectives of the course are to teach the community providers how to:
- Define the meaning of the SAVE acronym
- Identify the warning signs of suicide
- Explain how to conduct a suicide assessment
- Describe how to discuss lethal means
- Refer patients at imminent risk of suicide, or in need of further assessment, to live crisis resources.
Funding for this course was made possible by grant no. 1H79TI080816-01 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
- Teacher: Christine O'Malley
Supporting Recovery from Opioid Use: A Peer’s Guide to Person-Centered Care is a one-hour, self-paced course designed to equip peers and other outreach workers with information, resources, and practical tips to better understand opioids and their impact on individuals. This course provides information on effective treatment options and strategies for using person-centered care to engage people with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in their path to recovery.
Developed by the Northwest Addiction Technology Transfer Center (Northwest ATTC).
J. Paul Seale, M.D., Certified by the American Boards of Family Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Professor and Director of Research in the Department of Family Medicine at Navicent Health Center and Mercer University School of Medicine, will discuss America's ongoing opioid epidemic.
By the end of this program, participants should be able to:
- Identify several key developments in the origin of the opioid epidemic;
- Describe strategic initiatives that are in progress to address the epidemic; and
- Identify specific steps forward that could help address this epidemic