This self-directed course will provide an understanding of the opioid epidemic, pathophysiology of opioids, and special considerations for taking care of patients who have had an opioid overdose.
How Does This Course Work?
Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers uses a variety of eLearning assets such as self-directed learning and interactive activities to teach Opioid Education. This method of learning provides training consistency, adaptability to different learning styles, and flexibility for the student and employer's time. Students can work at their own pace, applying their knowledge and skills development.
Who Should Take This Course?
The AHA’s Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need an understanding of the opioid epidemic, pathophysiology of opioids, and special considerations on how to care for overdose patients.
This course is a self-directed eLearning course taken online via the Web or a Learning Management System (LMS). No hands-on skills session is required.
This course is intended for US audiences only.
What Does This Course Teach?
This course teaches:
- Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of naloxone and CPR as indicated)
- Overview of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
- Pathophysiology of opioids leading to addiction
- Explanation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
- Importance of integrated treatment
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