Date: September 21, 2023
Time: 8:00 AM (PT), 10:00 AM (CT), 11:00 AM (ET)
As the opioid epidemic continues to claim lives and devastate families across the nation and world, we recognize September 21, 2023 as opioid awareness day. Opioids are analgesics with high potential for abuse because they also produce a sense of relaxation and euphoria. In this presentation, the effects of opioids on the body will be discussed from the time of first exposure to addiction and overdose. Consequences of misuse such as addiction, disease and exposure of children will be presented, as well as tips to help detect abuse, recognize overdose and to provide life-saving treatment. The potencies of fentanyl, synthetic opioids and counterfeit pharmaceutical tablets will be presented in conjunction with case studies involving fentanyl overdose. Options for drug treatment, drug screening at home and recommendations for testing in the laboratory and the outpatient clinic will be included in this presentation.
- Identify dangers of illicit opioid use/misuse
- Relate positive outcomes of drug testing
- Discuss methods to prevent and treat opioid overdose
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Labroots is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. By attending this webinar, you can earn 1 Continuing Education credit once you have viewed the webinar in its entirety.