Opioid Overdose Prevention and Infectious Disease Control: Opportunities for Collaboration
The major focus of this online course is to discuss how opioid misuse and overdose prevention strategies can be coordinated with efforts around infectious disease control in order to improve data collection, align resources, increase access to focus populations, and address shared risk and protective factors.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the current intersections between the opioid epidemic and the increases in infectious disease.
- Share evidence-based and promising interventions for addressing the epidemic.
- Identify potential roles for prevention practitioners.
Developed by the South-Southwest Prevention Technology Transfer Center.
3.0 Hour Certificate of Completion Available
Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, Alternatives for Pain Management, and Addiction Warning Signs
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.
4.0 Hours Continuing Education Available
Certificate of Completion
Warning Signs of Suicide When Discontinuing Opioids
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).
Certificate of Completion Available