AchieveCE American Addiction
Every 7 minutes in our country, a person dies from a drug overdose, while a child is also born approximately every 30 minutes dependent on opioids. How do we as healthcare professionals offer non-stigmatic patient care and contribute to the progress of society in the right direction? Substance use disorder (addiction) is likened to an iceberg or a weed, in that the issues underneath the surface are typically even more complicated than what is viewed from the surface. Addiction spans hundreds of substances of abuse highlighted by stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), cannabis (plant, synthetics, and extracts), and opioids (heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl). As one can recall with the substance of ethyl alcohol (i.e. beer, wine, and hard liquor), a substance may never actually chemically change, yet can move across legal classifications of substances, leaving all healthcare professionals in need of knowledge on all substances of abuse. Opioid use disorder (opioid addiction) is combated with the medication-assisted treatments (MAT) of naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine, while opioid overdose respiratory depression is reversed with naloxone. Over the course of this activity, we will aim for “higher” education on all of these dynamic aspects. Unlike opioids, this activity is sure to open your eyes and possibly even elevate your blood pressure and/or heart rate!!!
-Video-based Learning – Downloadable Handout -Desktop, Mobile, and Tablet friendly. -Self-Paced Learning -No Time Limits or Expiration -Includes an evaluation and assessment -Downloadable Certificate -Credits are reported to CE Broker and/or CPE automatically within 24 hours
US Drug Overdose Deaths -Numbers vs Percentages -Percentages vs Numbers National Overdose Deaths Involving Prescription Opioids US Alcohol Deaths US Tobacco Deaths US Substance Deaths Epidemic Proportions International Opioid Overdose Deaths International Opioid Prescriptions Medicinal Melodies Dextromethorphan (DXM) -Substances of Abuse Overview -Street Slang Meth(amphetamine) -Methods of METH production Marijuan America -Cannabinoids Receptors & MOAs -The Cannabis Plant -Phyto-Cannabinoids -Topical CBD Products -Synthetic Cannabinoids -Cannabinoid Interactions -Major Negative Effects -Cannabinoids in Treatment of Pain Opioid Abuse Transition -Where are these opioids coming from Heroin -Heroin Production -Lace Heroin -Controlled Substance board -Dosage Opioid Supply Addiction: Root Causes -Addiction Theories -Abuse-Dependence-Addiction(Progression) Opioid Use Disorder Toolbelt Methadone -Methadone Dose/Response Buprenorphine -Definition -Buprenorphine Battles -Buprenorphine Calculus -Buprenorphine general dosing Naltrexone Naloxone -Naloxone products -Overdose Symptoms -Naloxone Administration
At the conclusion of this continuing education activity, the participant will be able to: 1. Describe the pathophysiology of substance use disorder (addiction) 2. Recall the pharmacology of common substances of abuse, including stimulants (cocaine and methamphetamine), cannabis (plant, synthetic and extract), and opioids(heroin, fentanyl, and carfentanyl) 3. Identify patient counseling points for opioid use disorder (OUD) medication-assisted treatments (MAT) including naltrexone, methadone, and buprenorphine, and the opioid overdose reversal medication naloxone
Dental Professional Nurse Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician Physician Physician Assistant
Additional credit info
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Continuing Education Company, Inc. and AchieveCE. Continuing Education Company, Inc. is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Continuing Education Company, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-845717. Universal Activity Number: Pharmacist: 0657-0000-22-037-H08-P Pharmacy Technician: 0657-0000-22-037-H08-T AchieveCE is an approved provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. GNA Approved Provider Number is 4003268. Start Date: 07/14/2022 Expiration Date: 01/14/2023 AchieveCE’s dental CE courses are accredited through the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) with provider ID #386503.