Chester County

DHS-Drexel - OCT/NOV 2021 On-Line - The Opiod Crisis: Diagnosis, Data and Approaches Online Registration

Not available until 10/1/21.

On-Line Training
The Opioid Crisis: Diagnosis, Data, and Approaches

Training offered by Drexel University

Continuing Education Credits            No Cost            2 hrs.

Description:  Opioid use has been increasing in Pennsylvania in recent years and has expanded beyond heroin. This course will outline diagnostic aspects of opioid use, as well as provide an overview of the effects in the brain. Along with these factors, a wide array of data will be presented further examining the impact of opioids in PA. Information regarding Naloxone will be presented, including routes of administration. In closing, general treatment approaches will be outlined, including basic details about Medication Assisted Treatment.

NOTE: This online course is a recorded, live version of TR428 – More than Dope – The Opioid Epidemic in PA. Exercises, videos, and discussion have been removed.

Learning Objectives:  By the end of this web-based training, participants will be able to:

  • Define Opioid Use Disorder as outlined in the DSM-5.
  • Describe the basic actions of opioid use in the brain.
  • Explore a collection of data regarding opioid use.
  • Examine information regarding Naloxone, an opioid overdose reversal medication.
  • Summarize general treatment strategies, including Medication Assisted Treatment.

In order to receive continuing education credit at no cost to you for this course:

  • you must pre-register
  • you must be a Chester County Provider

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