Full course description
In order to impact the community morbidity and mortality associated with the opioid crisis, and specifically to impact the number of fatal opioid overdoses in the community, the Texas A&M Rangel College of Pharmacy in collaboration with the Texas A&M Opioid Task Force proposes a program to provide credible and evidence-based information in the form of the Texas A&M Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration (OENA) training using a cadre pharmacy students that have identified that they have an interest in harm reduction, opioid use disorder, and educating the community in this life-saving action plan.
At the conclusion of this activity, learners will be able to:
- Examine basic opioid pharmacology
- Examine opioid overdose rates and the opioid crisis
- Describe the role of naloxone in opioid overdose prevention
- Identify common risk factors for opioid overdose
- Recognize signs and symptoms of acute opioid overdose
- Describe the Opioid Overdose Prevention Action Plan
Texas A&M University College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Texas A&M University College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The presentation titled, “Opioid Overdose Education and Naloxone Administration Training” has been designated by the Texas A&M University College of Medicine for 1.5 hours of education in medical ethics and professional responsibility.