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Leveraging Nurses to Combat the Opioid Epidemic Webinar Series

Leveraging Nurses to Combat the Opioid Epidemic: Disseminating Evidence-Based Information is a three part series that disseminates evidence-based to prepare nurses and advanced practice nurses to address the current and ongoing opiate epidemic. Webinar topics include the history of the opiate epidemic and the neurobiology of addiction, pharmacological treatment interventions for opioid use disorders, and information regarding other community-based services to enhance individual patient recovery.

Series Developers:

Brayden Kameg, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, CNE
Associate Professor

Ann M. Mitchell, PhD, RN, AHN-BC FAAN, FIAAN

Series Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand epidemic and the neurobiological basis for opioid use disorders
  • Verbalize the pharmacological properties of medication assisted treatment (MAT) modalities including methadone, buprenorphine and naltrexone
  • Discuss community resources such as clean needle exchanges and naloxone for opioid overdose prevention

Presentations:  Each presentation is one hour in length.
(Select presentation of interest to view specific information regarding the presentation.)

Contact Hours:1 per presentation
                          Maximum 3 contact hours
                          Note:  2 contact hours may be used as Pharmacotherapeutic

Cost:  $25 for a single presentation
            $40 for two presentations
            $55 for all three presentations

Program supported by funding from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Mentored.
Training Program through the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and from the Lucie Young Kelly Award at the University of Pittsburgh.

Program Review Date: May 1, 2022

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