Where is My Mind? Opioids, Cannabis, and Substance Use Disorder in the Workplace
The Opioid Epidemic is a real public Health and Safety emergency causing life-threatening situations. Many cases of opioid use disorder occur because of improper treatment of an acute injury. Clinicians should consider opioid therapy only if expected benefits for both pain and function are anticipated to outweigh risks to the patient. The presentation discusses the effects of Opioid use on the workers, appropriate prescription of Opioids with established treatment goals, and how to assess and treat Opioid Use Disorders.
Don Teater MD, MPH is a family physician from North Carolina. His work now focuses on the intersection of pain, opioids, and addiction. He was lead facilitator for the expert panel during the development of the CDC Guidelines for treating chronic pain. He continues to work with the CDC and other federal and state organizations on the opioid issue while continuing to see patients in western NC.
Upon completion of this session, the learner will be able to:
- Identify the issues surrounding the prescribing of Opioids and risk of addiction.
- Discuss types of pain and the circumstances for prescribing Opioids.
- Describe the Assessment and Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder/Addiction
Contact Hours and Cost
1.5 Contact Hours
- Requirements for successful completion: view entire webinar, complete online evaluation
- Contact hours for this webinar will expire on November 13, 2020.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (AAOHN) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
The American Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. is additionally approved as a CNE provider by the California Board of Registered Nursing (#CEP9283).
There are no conflicts of interest related to this webinar.