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Supporting Providers After Overdose Death
Although most patients with opioid use disorders stabilize with treatment, high rates of morbidity and mortality are associated with opioid use disorders. Health professionals working with this patient population need to be prepared for patient overdose deaths so that they can support themselves, members of their healthcare team, and their patient’s family. This course will provide a framework to help health professionals cope with a patient overdose death.
Target Audience
Intended for primary care physicians, nurse practitioners, and members of the healthcare team who treat patients with opioid use disorder (OUD).
Amy M. Yule, MD and Frances R. Levin, MD

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

  • Review therapeutic and legal issues to consider when working with families after an overdose death
  • Describe ways to care for themselves and support co-workers after an overdose death
  • Summarize possible quality, safety, and regulatory review procedures to follow after an overdose death
Method of participation in the activity

In order to receive maximum credit, learners must: 

1. Review the materials provided in this module.
2. Earn a minimum cumulative score of 80% on the post-test. 
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: Retired
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
No Credit Offered
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 by cooperative agreement no. 1H79TI086770 and grant no. 1H79TI085588 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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