Opioids: Best Practices, Overdose Risk Factors, and Naloxone Co-Prescribing
ISMS members: Free
Non-ISMS members: $50.00
As the opioid addiction and overdose crisis rages on throughout our country and our state, physicians are increasingly on the front lines of fighting addiction and preventing overdose. Effectively responding to this crisis involves not only understanding the potential danger of addiction when prescribing opioids, but also knowing when patients are most at risk of overdose and preparing patients to respond to overdose.
Join ISMS and Aaron Weiner, PhD, Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health, as he discusses risk factors for addiction and overdose, the use of naloxone to reverse overdose, as well how to care for patients with substance use disorder.
At the conclusion of this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe risk factors that indicate potential for addiction and overdose in patients
- Discuss the addictive potential of opioid medications
- Explain what naloxone is, and how it works to reverse overdose
- Discuss when to co-prescribe naloxone
- Demonstrate how to care for patients with substance use disorder
There are no relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined commercial interests for anyone who was in control of the content of this activity.
ISMS Members and their staff
The recommendations contained in this resource are not intended to define conduct that is appropriate in every case, should not be considered as establishing any standard of care, and do not constitute legal advice. Physicians, clinicians and health care providers should take care to ensure that all care rendered reflects the best clinical judgment and complies with the laws and regulations of the state or location at which the care was provided.
Aaron Weiner, PhD
Director of Addiction Services at Linden Oaks Behavioral Health
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Illinois State Medical Society and ISMIE Mutual Insurance Company. The Illinois State Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Illinois State Medical Society designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Participation Credit
ISMS member cost: Free
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