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.
Brayden Kameg, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, CARN, CNE
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.)
- The Opiate Epidemic and Neurobiology of Addiction
- Pharmacological Therapies and Implications for the Treatment of Opioid Use Disorders
- Community-Based and Recovery-Orient Services
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