Opioid Epidemic: Fentanyl, NPS Opioids, Risk Mitigation Strategies
This course for the interdisciplinary health care team (RN, EMS) provides a review of the epidemiology of illicit and recreational drug use in the United States including trends in pediatric overdose deaths from opioids. Participants will learn about opioid toxidrome, testing, treatment and risk mitigation strategies.
Estimated time for completion: 1 hour
As a result of this activity, learners will be able to report new knowledge related to the opioid epidemic and risk mitigation strategies.
- Discuss epidemiology of illicit and recreational drug use including fentanyl
- Identify other novel psychoactive substance opioids
- Describe naloxone risk mitigation strategies
G. Sam Wang, MD FAAP FAACT
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Safety, Denver Health Hospital
Section of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Children's Hospital Colorado
Christopher Hoyte, MD MBA
Rocky Mountain Poison Center
No individuals in a position to control content for this activity have any relevant financial relationships to declare.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. This educational activity for 1 nursing contact hour(s) is provided by Children’s Hospital Colorado.
Children’s Hospital Colorado is a State of Colorado recognized EMS Training Group (CO-049) and will provide 1 continuing education credit(s) for all pre-hospital providers.
A certificate of attendance will be provided upon completion of this course.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 Colorado State EMS
- 1.00 NCPD