Opioid Overdoses, Suicides and Other Related Syndemics

June 19, 2019

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Presenter(s): Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Dept. of Family & Community Health, Faculty Liaison, Upper Chesapeake Health System-UMSON Academic/Clinical Partnership, President, International Nurses Society on Addictions-IntNSA (Oct 2018-Oct 2020)

Target Audience: This activity is primarily for nurses and nurse practitioners.

Webinar description: The purpose of this webinar is to describe the “opioid epidemic” as a complex phenomenon that consists of multiple, related conditions that cluster and interact synergistically to exacerbate health effects, problem severity and disease progression.

Educational objectives:

  • Describe the role of suicide in the opioid overdose epidemic;
  • Describe at least 3 other conditions that may interact with opioid use and exert cumulative effects to adversely affect individuals and populations at risk of overdose and/or suicide;
  • Explain the need for uniform case standards and case definitions for classifying drug-related deaths; and
  • Describe how an awareness of “syndemic theory” can be helpful for planning appropriate interventions, advancing health policy and improving health outcomes.

Continuing education information:
This course has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing through The American Association of Nurse Attorneys (TAANA), provider #CEP16785, for a maximum of 1.00 Nursing Contact Hour. The licensee must retain this document for a period of four (4) years after the course concludes.

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Date:
June 19
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Presenter
Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Nursing (UMSON), Dept. of Family & Community Health, Faculty Liaison, Upper Chesapeake Health System-UMSON Academic/Clinical Partnership, President, International Nurses Society on Addictions-IntNSA (Oct 2018-Oct 2020)
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