Evidence-Based Strategies for Preventing Opioid Overdose: What's Working in the United States (DA2329)

Author(s): Newsletter

Pre-Approved for: CA BRN, CCAPP, CE Broker Provider, Delaware BON, FCB, MCBAP-Specific , NAADAC, RNs

Credit Hours: 3

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

This document was prepared by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to assist community leaders, local and regional organizers, law enforcement, public health, and members of the public in understanding and navigating effective strategies to prevent opioid overdose in their communities. This document provides valid explanations of how implemented strategies work and shows examples of organizations from across the U.S. that have excelled at putting these strategies into practice.

Course Objectives

  1. Comprehend the value of the guiding principles for application to distill the evidence-based strategies literature into potential intervention strategies for preventing opioid overdose.

  2. Recognize the benefits of safer practices such as good Samaritan laws and needle exchange programs that can lead to individuals seeking treatment themselves for recovery.

  3. Build collaborations with other healthcare organizations to share information and form connections that enhance quality of care services for better patient outcomes.

  4. Promote MAT in various settings to include high-risk populations such as individuals who are incarcerated or recently released from incarceration for better community health outcomes.

  5. Monitor implemented strategies and evaluate interventions to deliver person-centered driven care programs that motivate individuals in recovery.

Course Outline

  1. Acknowledgments

  2. Introduction and Overview

  3. Guiding Principles

  4. Evidence-Based Strategies

  5. References

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Another great course. Well written with lots of valuable information that will carry over to my practice.
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