The Opioid Crisis and Public Health Experiences in the District of Columbia in 2020
This webinar 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 webinar 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.
- Learners using this module will 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.
- Learners will attain an understanding of the use of Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in responsible prescribing of opioid medications.
- Health care professionals will learn from peers about perspectives for best practice applications of evidence-based pain management practices and responsible use of opioid medications.
- Learners will gain practical insights about health informatics infrastructure supporting responsible opioid prescribing practices and patient management.
District of Columbia Department of Health
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
- 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
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