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Presenter(s): Julie Kmiec, DO, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Addiction Psychiatry - Western Psychiatric Institute & Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephen A. Wyatt, DO, Medical Director, Addiction Medicine Behavioral Health Carolinas HealthCare System
Direct providership by American Osteopathic Academy of Addiction Medicine (AOAAM)
About the webinar: This follow-up webinar was a companion to the online module “Prescribing Naloxone to Patients for Overdose Reversal.” It allowed participants of the online module to ask questions to Dr. Kmiec. We suggest completion of the companion online module before watching this archived webinar.
Please CLICK HERE to complete the online module, “Prescribing Naloxone to Patients for Overdose Reversal.”
The module discusses the opioid epidemic in the United States and the subsequent opioid overdose epidemic. There are several static and dynamic risk factors for overdose which are discussed for overdose prevention. The use of naloxone for overdose reversal by bystanders are discussed, as well as how to prescribe naloxone to those at risk of experiencing or witnessing an accidental overdose.