Opioid Abuse: Diagnosis, Culture, and Treatment (NA1870)

Author(s): Patsy Barnes, RN, BA

Pre-Approved for: ABVE, ACM, CA BRN, CCAPP, CCM, CDMS, CE Broker Provider, CLCP, CNLCP, COHN/COHN-S, CRCC, CRRN, CVRP, Delaware BON, FCB, GA-SBWC, MCBAP-Specific , MSCC, NAADAC, RNs, VRA-Canada

Credit Hours: 10

CCM Credit Hours: 6

Course Format

This course is online. All course material is available online and is accessible immediately after purchase from your account homepage. Certificate of Completion is available immediately upon passing the exam.

Course Overview

****CCAPP STUDENTS - PLEASE READ - Please note any course over 8 CEUs/Contact Hours/Hours, must be completed over a 72 hour (or more) time period. Your course start date is the date of purchase, and your completion date is when you have passed your test. For example, 'Completed 7/1/2021 - 7/6/2021'

Course Objectives

  1. List the causes of the opioid epidemic and overdose problem

  2. Explain the effect that opioids have on the brain and the possibility of abuse

  3. Discuss the current statistics concerning the abuse of opioids and the increasing death rate due to overdose

  4. List the options for treatment of opioid use disorder and prevention options

  5. State the cultural difficulties making the opioid epidemic worse

  6. Demonstrate the effect of the opioid epidemic on workers' compensation

  7. Discuss the "other" opioid epidemic for those with chronic pain

Course Outline

  1. Overview of the opioid epidemic

  2. Diagnosis and treatment

  3. The culture

  4. Heroin and fentanyl

  5. Treatment options for opioid abuse

  6. POATS study

  7. The problem with opioids

  8. CDC guidelines for prescribing opioids for chronic pain

  9. Pain management

  10. The cannabis dilemma

  11. Opioid overdose

Customer Testimonial

Wasn't sure about earning my CEU's online, but after taking a few courses am happy that I chose AAACEU's. The articles were very relevant and it worked with my time frame well.
Joel F.