Opioid Use and Misuse Landscape

Opioid Use and Misuse Landscape 

Opioid use and abuse has become a significant problem within the United States. Each year, more and more people die because of an opioid overdose. It has become an epidemic and healthcare, government, and other organizations are taking steps to combat the problem. As a healthcare provider, you play a critical role in addressing the opioid epidemic. This course will provide an overview of the opioid use and abuse landscape as it exists in our country today. It is geared toward healthcare providers in behavioral health, ambulatory or pre-acute care, emergency department, and urgent care.


Hours: 0.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (0 Match)

Course Details

Course Code: REL-PI-0-P4PC22-V2
Hours: 0.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 12/31/2021
Learning Objectives:
Define the process of opioid addiction as it begins with prescription opioids.
Identify legal and ethical concerns related to opioid abuse and addiction.
State patient outcomes that result from opioid use and abuse.
Recognize some federal and state laws and guidelines concerning opioid medications.
Identify some guidelines given by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for prescribing opioid medications.

Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: The Opioid Epidemic A. Mandy’s Story of Opioid Addiction B. Opioid Use and Abuse C. Ramifications of Opioid Use and Abuse D. Street Drugs E. Legal and Ethical Concerns of Opioid use and abuse F. Patient Outcomes Due to Opioid Abuse and Addiction G. Review H. Summary Section 3: Prescribing of Opioids A. Federal and State Regulations B. Prescribe Responsibly C. Nurse’s Role D. Review E. Summary Section 4: Conclusion A. Summary B. Course Contributors C. Resources D. References E. Congratulations! F. Exam G. BrainSparks

Instructor: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN
Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN, has worked in ambulatory care, acute care, and occupational health with her most recent position as clinical coordinator in primary care. As clinical coordinator, she was responsible for quality improvement, care coordination and education, clinical staff training and compliance, and overall safety of the clinic. She also participated in patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and other healthcare improvement initiatives. Additionally, she has experience in hospital-affiliated urgent care where she provided patient care utilizing quality improvement measures, served as nurse preceptor, and nurse IT liaison. Alisa currently works at Relias Learning where she serves as content writer and subject matter expert for various healthcare topics. Disclosure: Alisa Brewer, BSN, RN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Expert Reviewer: Jack M. Gorman, M.D.
Jack M. Gorman, M.D. founded Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants in 2010. He is currently CEO and Chief Scientific Officer. Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants provides expert guidance to biotech companies and to health care organizations in order to improve CNS drug development and the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of mental health care. Before founding Franklin Behavioral Healthcare Consultants, Dr. Gorman was Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice-President of both Comprehensive NeuroScience Inc and Care Management Technologies Inc. In those positions he used his two decades of experience in neuroscience, psychiatry, and psychopharmacology to help develop new programs in behavioral health care management and CNS drug development. Dr. Gorman was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, received his medical degree from the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and completed residency and fellowship training in the Department of Psychiatry of Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute program. He was on the faculty of Columbia University from 1981 to 2002, becoming Lieber Professor, Vice-chair for Research and Director of the Lieber Center for Schizophrenia Research. He then became Klingenstein Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Dr. Gorman was elected a fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, has authored or co-authored more than 400 scientific articles and chapters, and was continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for his research from 1981 until 2006 and received three research grants from the Brain and Behavior Institute (formerly NARSAD). He won numerous awards for his research and service to psychiatry from organizations like the American Psychiatric Association, American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Mental Illness Foundation, and Society for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and is one of the most frequently cited authors in the psychiatry and neuroscience literatures. Dr. Gorman is co-editor of the textbooks Treatments that Work, now in its third edition, and Comprehensive Textbook of AIDS Psychiatry and author of the popular book The Essential Guide to Psychiatric Drugs, which appeared in its fourth edition in 2007. His expertise is in behavioral healthcare management and improvement, psychopharmacology, and clinical and basic neuroscience. Dr. Gorman has been married for 36 years to New York City psychiatrist Dr. Lauren Kantor Gorman and is the father of two daughters, Dr. Rachel Gorman and Dr. Sara Gorman. He currently devotes substantial time to work with philanthropic organizations including the Mental Health and Wellness Task Force of the UJA-Federation of New York; the JED Foundation; and the American Jewish World Service. Disclosure: Jack M. Gorman, M.D. has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Entry level Physician Assistants; Entry level Physicians; Nurses; in the following settings: All Healthcare Settings.
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