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.
- 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.