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
- 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.