Practice Session - The Opioid Crisis and Public Health Experiences in the District of Columbia in 2020

November 30, 2020

The design of this module will feature a reflection of public health data on the opioid crisis aimed at providers and pharmacists in DC. The DC government has undertaken a multi-pronged strategy to thwart deaths and morbidity associated with opioid use disorder (focus on prescribed opioids). An update on non-fatal opioid event outcomes will be presented and reflect strategic interventions. This module will give providers an update on strategies and their roles in mitigating the harmful effects of opioid medications. Clinical perspectives from acute pain management, chronic pain interventions, and health system information systems to support responsible opioid management.

Target Audience

This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Attain an up-to-date understanding of key statistics and regulations that reflect the DC strategic plan in addressing opioid overprescribing and opioid use disorder.
  • Attain an understanding of the use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
  • Gain practical insights about health informatics infrastructure supporting clinical opioid prescribing practices and patient management
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Completion
Course opens: 
11/13/2020
Course expires: 
12/04/2023
Event starts: 
11/30/2020 - 4:00pm
Event ends: 
11/30/2020 - 5:00pm
Rating: 
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Chikarlo Leak, DrPH, MPH
Policy Director 
Office of the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services
 
Justin D. Ortique, PharmD, RPh
Supervisory Pharmacist
Health Regulation and Licensing Administration
District of Columbia Department of Health
 
Brian Choi, MD
Professor of Medicine & Radiology
Chief Medical Information Officer
Co-Director of Advanced Cardiac Imaging, Division of Cardiology
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
 
Takeisha Presson, DDS
Dentist 
Dimples Dental Suite 
Washington, DC 
 
Palak Turakhia, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences
 
Michael R. Crawford, MBA, MHL
Associate Dean for Strategy, Outreach, and Innovation 
Howard University College of Medicine 
 
Shea Davis, MEd
Special Populations Coordinator
District of Columbia Department of Health
 
Kenan Zamore, MPH
Senior Epidemiologist
District of Columbia Department of Health
 

Available Credit

  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacist
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 ACPE Pharmacy technician
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
    The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
  • 1.50 Completion
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