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The Opioid Epidemic and Complications of Injection Drug Use
Description
This presentation will specifically focus on HIV and other medical conditions that result from IV drug use. Specific attention will be paid to the treatment of HIV in this population and prevention strategies including PrEP as a prevention strategy for contracting HIV.
Target Audience
This activity was developed to meet the needs of Nurse Practitioners and Nurses caring for clients with substance use disorders.
Presenters
Laura P. Bamford, MD, MSCE, Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Perlman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, learners should be able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of the opioid crisis
  • Discuss the complications of injection drug use
  • Describe tools to combat the opioid crisis and the complications of injection drug use
Summary
Availability: On-Demand
Expires on 03/05/2023
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 Attendance Credit
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Funding for this initiative was made possible (in part) by grant nos. 1H79TI081968 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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