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Clinical and Public Health Approaches to the Overdose Crisis
Alexander Walley, MD, Boston Medical College
Target Audience
Physicians, nurse practitioners or other advanced practice nurses, PAs, psychologists, pharmacists, social workers and healthcare teams.
Credit Designations Available
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™, Nursing Contact Hours, AAPA Category 1 CME credit, CEUs for psychology, Pharmacy Continuing Education Credit, and SW CE credit.
Core Competencies as a result of participating in this activity
  • Interpersonal Skills and Communication
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Systems-based practice
Module Description
The overdose crisis continues despite expanded and enhanced efforts to implement evidence-based practices, including overdose education and naloxone rescue kits, medication for opioid use disorder, and prescription opioid safety. While these evidence-based practices are more accessible, they are not reaching those at highest risk for overdose. Opportunities lie in engaging high-risk individuals, addressing the low barrier-retention paradox, and addressing the increasingly toxic drug supply. This webinar will equip learners with the knowledge to intervene during acute opiate toxicity episodes and help them develop practice improvement plans to reduce impediments to access of overdose prevention resources.
Educational Objectives
  • Describe at least three (3) approaches to reduce opioid overdose deaths.
  • Identify at least three (3) limitations of these approaches to high-risk populations.
  • List opportunities to engage high-risk individuals, address the low barrier-retention paradox and make the drug supply less toxic.
Method of participating in the learning process

In order to receive maximum credit, learners must: 

1. Review the materials provided.
2. Complete knowledge-based assessment questions to assess both prior knowledge and knowledge change following the activity
3. Complete an evaluation to assess satisfaction and plans for individual and/or team practice change.
4. Follow instructions at the end of the course regarding how to retrieve a certificate.* 

*Credit will not be awarded unless all components of the program are completed.  Partial credit will not be awarded.

Availability: On-Demand
Access expires on 02/05/2024
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 PA-CME Credit
1 Other Professionals Credit
1 Psychology (APA) Credit
1 Social Work (ACE) Credit
1 Nursing Credit
1 Pharmacy Credit
The content on this site is intended solely to inform and educate medical professionals. This site shall not be used for medical advice and is not a substitute for the advice or treatment of a qualified medical professional.

Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 6H79TI081968 and 1H79TI083343 from SAMHSA. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

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