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Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers

This self-directed online course teaches all levels of clinical healthcare providers how to provide immediate treatment and care for opioid overdose victims. The course educates participants in the pathophysiology of opioid overdose; special considerations in caring for overdose patients, including administering naloxone; recognizing the need for high-quality CPR; and the use of a defibrillator as indicated. The course covers adults only. Instructions on how to access the course will be e-mailed to you. Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Note: This course is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

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Course Overview

This course educates participants in the pathophysiology of opioid overdose; special considerations in caring for overdose patients, including administering naloxone; recognizing the need for high-quality CPR; and the use of a defibrillator as indicated. Designed for EMTs/paramedics, nurses, physicians, and mid-level providers, the course also offers information on the types of resources available for individuals after an opioid overdose, including medication-assisted therapies. Knowledge of how to perform CPR -- including opening the airway, administering rescue breaths, and performing high-quality chest compressions, as well as early use of an AED -- is highly recommended before taking this course.

Course modules include:

  • Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of CPR and reversal agents)
  • Details of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Pathophysiology of pain and opioids leading to addiction
  • Managing acute pain with alternative pain-management options

Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to:  

  • describe the current opioid epidemic in the U.S.
  • review prescription pain medications and other drugs involved in the opioid epidemic
  • describe opioid effects on the brain
  • describe the pathophysiology of opioid overdose
  • identify the various types of presentations of opioid overdose
  • define what naloxone is and how it works
  • identify when naloxone should be administered
  • describe how naloxone is administered
  • review care considerations after an opioid overdose
    • describe the potential risk of a subsequent opioid overdose
    • describe medication-assisted therapy and alternative pain-management strategies.

To earn a course completion certificate, students must:

  • review all modules and knowledge checks
  • pass a knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%.

Key Features and Benefits

  • Provides valuable expert training for pre-hospital and in-facility healthcare providers to respond to opioid overdoses
  • Can be completed in approximately 30 minutes
  • Provides access to all course content for 24 months following activation

Please include an e-mail address when ordering. Instructions for activating Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers will be e-mailed to you, usually within 1 business day. NOTE: Each course purchased can only be used by a single student. This product is not eligible for the standard 30-day return policy.

Dimensions and Specifications

PC and Mac compatible

Additional Supplies Needed for Operation

Computer with Internet access

Minimum computer requirements:

  • Connection: Broadband/T1/Cable/DSL/Fiber/etc.
  • Operating system: Windows XP or later, or Mac OSX 10.6 or later
  • Processor speed: 1+ GHz Pentium or equivalent
  • RAM: 1+ GB RAM
  • Web browser: Internet Explorer 9 or above, Chrome (recommended), or Firefox
  • Speakers/headphones: Recommended
  • Soundcard: Recommended

Plug-ins:

  • Macromedia Flash (latest version)
  • QuickTime Plugin (4.0 or above)
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader (latest version)

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: How long can students access the information in this course?
A: Once a student activates the course, the student can access all information for 24 months.

Q: Is this a credentialed course?
A: Yes, successful completion of the course (which includes knowledge checks and passing the knowledge skills test with a minimum score of 84%) results in a course completion certificate.

Q: How long does it take to complete the course?
A: It takes approximately 30 minutes.

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