Practice Session - The Opioid Crisis and Public Health Experiences in the District of Columbia in 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.
This activity is intended for physicians, nurses, pharmacists, and other healthcare professionals.
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
District of Columbia Department of Health
- 1.50 ACPE PharmacistThe 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 technicianThe 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