Opioid Use Disorder: The BIG Picture

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Opioid use in our society has become a national health crisis. How did we get here when we were “just treating the pain”? You will explore the history of the opioid crisis and its relationship to addiction. You will navigate assessment tools and plans of care, including emergency care, to successfully help a client move into lifelong recovery. By learning how support systems impact the lifelong recovery plan, you will gain tools to empower family to strengthen the client resolve to beat the addiction. You will engage in simulation, role play and return demonstration exercises throughout the day of learning. You will be viewing a video during lunch.

This program meets the 2018 WAC 246-840-4655 continuing education requirements for opioid prescribing for Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioners and Chronic Pain Management Specialists.

Who Should Attend?  All healthcare professionals in all healthcare settings who work with clients who may have Opioid Use Disorder.

Program Outline

  • History of the Opioid Crisis & Portrait of Addiction
  • Performing a Drug History & Initial Assessment
  • Continue Assessment & Plan of Care & Emergency Care
  • Methadone? Suboxone? Naloxone? Help or Hindrance
  • WA Prescription Monitoring Program
  • Family Therapy & Lifelong Management
  • Social and Legal Issues

Contact Hours:  7.5
Pharmacotherapeutic Hours:  7.5

Speaker:  Dawn P Lantz, PhD, APRN, BC Family Nurse Practitioner

Additional Information

Registration includes:  Attendance at program, downloadable program handouts, coffee, tea, water, continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks. All supplies are included. Wi-fi is available in the conference center.

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If you are an employer who needs to register more than one employee for this program, please fill out our group registration form.

Employer Registration – Location: Vancouver, WA