- October 11, 2019 from 12:00-1:00 pm
- In-person: Christiana Hospital, Room 1100
- On-line: Watch live at https://bluejeans.com/361095905
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Lunch will be served. Please RSVP.
The opioid epidemic has become the largest national health crisis of our lifetime. There are an estimated 1.9 million people or more addicted to prescription opioids with 4.3 million people using this class of drug for non-medical reasons. Heroin contributes to a large number of drug overdose deaths each year in the United States. Those patients that are identified as having an opioid use disorder when presenting to the ED for care offer healthcare providers the opportunity to educate and initiate overdose prevention measures.
This presentation will discuss a study done regarding opioid overdose education and naloxone take home that was done in the Christiana emergency department that includes results, educational opportunities and planned path forward for patients with a substance use disorder that present to the emergency department.
At the end of this talk you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of the impact of the opioid epidemic in both the United States and Delaware
- Identify one risk reduction strategy to prevent opioid overdose
- Evaluate study criteria for applicable clinical relevance
Meet the Speaker
Dr. Karen Toulson is currently the Director of Clinical Operations for the Christiana Emergency Department. An emergency room nurse for over 30 years and nurse leader for the past twenty years, Dr Toulson continues to navigate the ever changing landscape of healthcare and emergency nursing.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit