Total CE Credit Hours: 2
Course Info URL: https://www.ce-credit.com/courses/102857
About the Course:
This course examines the opioid epidemic and the measures that have been taken to decrease OUD. It includes: the charge of the current study, the study approach, definitions and terminology, study context, study scope and emphasis on report organization, the history of opioids, the Controlled Substances Act, liberalization and prescribing in the 1990’s, public health consequences, policy responses, international context, statutory context, and recent federal policy initiatives.
This course is based on the reading-based online article, Pain Management and the Opioid Epidemic- Balancing Societal and Individual Benefits and Risks of Prescription Opioid Use-Summary and Introduction created by Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse in 2017.
Course Material Author
Counselors, marriage and family therapists, psychologists and social workers. This course is appropriate for all levels of knowledge.
After taking this course, you should be able to:
- Acknowledge the current epidemic of opioid misuse.
- Identify policy initiatives.
- Summarize findings, including the lack of efficacy of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.
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