Preventing Opioid Overdose with Education and Naloxone Rescue Kits

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Joint providership by Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse and American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry

Alexander Y. Walley, MD, MSc | Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center, Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA)

Module Description:
Overdose is the leading cause of accidental injury death in the United States surpassing motor vehicle crashes.  Opioids, prescribed for pain and used illicitly, are driving the increases in overdose deaths. Overdose prevention education and prescribing naloxone rescue kits to people at risk for opioid overdose is an emerging strategy to address opioid overdose.

This presentation is free of charge and will help clinicians incorporate overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kits in to their practice. The module will review the epidemiology of overdose, provide the rationale and the scope of existing overdose prevention education and naloxone rescue kit programs, describe how to educate patients about overdose risk reduction, and prescribe naloxone rescue kits.

Accreditation and Designation:
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 American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry (AAAP) and Association for Medical Education and Research in Substance Abuse (AMERSA).  AAAP is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AAAP designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 (one) AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

How to Receive CME Credits:
Upon completion of the Post Test:

  • If you pass the Post Test with a grade of 80% or higher, you will be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • If you received a grade of 79% or lower on the Post Test, you will be instructed to review the Online Module once more and retake the Post Test. You will then be instructed to click a link which will bring you to the Online Module Evaluation Survey. Upon completion of the Online Module Evaluation Survey, you will receive a CME Credit Certificate or Certificate of Completion via email.
  • After successfully passing, you will receive an email detailing correct answers, explanations and references for each question of the Post Test.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS:
PC-based attendees Required: Windows® 8, 7, Vista, XP or 2003 Server
Mac®-based attendees Required: Mac OS® X 10