Responding to the Opioid Crisis: Utilizing Valuable Tools

Responding to the Opioid Crisis: Utilizing Valuable Tools

January 27, 2019
9:30 AM  -  10:45 AM
St. Louis River Room

Description: This presentation focuses on the current opioid crisis within Minnesota and the Arrowhead region specifically. The most current opioid overdose death data and trends will be examined; as well as public health and medical initiatives in the area aimed to reduce these numbers. An introduction to the medications used as tools in responding to the opioid crisis- naloxone, Suboxone and methadone- will be included. Their use, misuse, and implications on additional medical care will be discussed.

Objectives:

  • Discuss the impact and trends of the opioid crisis in the Arrowhead region and Minnesota in general.
  • Differentiate the mechanisms of action for naloxone, Suboxone, and methadone.
  • Explain how each of these medications can be used to treat opioid use disorder.
  • Describe the implications these medications may have on additional medical care of patients.
  • Review current public health resources and initiatives that strive to reduce the impact of the opioid crisis.

Session Category :  Advanced Life Support  Basic Life Support  EMR/FF  General  Law Enforcement  Medical Director  Pediatrics 

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