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“The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic: Addiction and Reversal Management in the Emergency Department”

HealthTrust presents…“The Ongoing Opioid Epidemic: Addiction and Reversal Management in the Emergency Department”

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Please Note: Continuing education credit is only available to those attending the session live. CE credit is not available when accessing the program on demand.

With 68,630 reported deaths secondary to an opioid overdose in the year 2020, nearly 75% of all drug overdoses combined resulted from opioids. This ongoing crisis is ever-present in our country with synthetic opioids serving as the primary driver of overdose-related deaths (82.3%). Death rates from synthetic opioids increased by over 56% from 2019 to 2020. This increase in synthetic opioid-related death is likely propagated through illicit fentanyl use as opposed to prescription use. This presentation will review advanced strategies to manage opioid overdose in the emergency department setting and review legal requirements surrounding medication assisted treatment (MAT).

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists  |  At the end of this session, participants should be able to:

  1. Recall current guideline recommendations and current use of naloxone in opioid overdoses
  2. Identify proper therapeutic strategies for treatment of opioid withdrawal
  3. Recognize the legal components for prescribing medication-assisted treatment for opioid addiction management


Cameron C. Sofia, PharmD  | PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident  |  Memorial Hospital of South Bend

Target Audience: Pharmacists, Physicians & Nurses

CE Credit: Pending approval for Pharmacy

This program is pending approval for CPEs by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). Attendees of this program may earn 1.0 CPE Contact Hours. Belmont University College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing
pharmacy education. The Universal Activity Number for this activity is pending. The activity is pending approval for 1 hour (.1 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists a who attend the webinar and complete the online evaluation.

Note about CE credit: If you plan to obtain credit for a live session, stay until the end of the presentation to receive the verification code you will need to obtain the continuing education credit. CE credit is individual. No group credit is available. Each person must register for a webinar and attend the webinar in its entirety in order to receive an email after the event with instructions on how to apply for continuing education credit. Attendees should not share the code or forward the email to others who did not actually attend the program. If they are not able to be verified on our webinar provider reports and registration list they will not receive credit. If you are joining only by phone, you will not be eligible for credit. You must also log in and join the visual portion of the webinar to be part of our CE provider-required reporting.