The Opioid Epidemic

SKU RDCS190105
A Public Health Emergency (Video) | 1 CPEU
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As a health professional, you encounter clients who are utilizing opioids to manage pain from injury and rehabilitation. The increased prescription of opioid medications has led to widespread misuse of both prescription and non-prescription opioids that are highly addictive. Explore opioid prevalence and abuse in the U.S. Understand the health care crisis that the US Department of Health and Human Services has declared a “public health emergency”.

Learning Objectives

  • Distinguish the terms: opioid tolerance, dependence and addition as related to their use for pain management.
  • Understand opioid receptor sites, mechanisms of action and pharmacology of opioids.
  • Participate in an informed discussion of medical and social solutions to the opioid epidemic.
  • Identify characteristics and variables that are correlated with opioid misuse among athletes.
  • Synthesize strategies to assess and intervene in opioid misuse, tolerance and addiction.

Exam & Video Info

  • Exam: 10 multiple choice questions. Downloadable. Unlimited retakes. View our "How It Works" video.
  • Video: View online with exam purchase.

Continuing Education Info

  • Accepted by the Commission on Dietetic Registration
  • CDR Activity Number: 146070
  • Course Expiry: May 31, 2024
  • Practice Competency Spheres: 2, 9 | Practice Competencies: 2.1, 9.4, 9.6 | Performance Indicators: 2.1.1, 2.1.3, 9.4.2, 9.6.1
  • CDR Self-Study Activity Type: 730 Video-Based
  • This course is intended for: RDN & NDTR
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