The Opioid Crisis - Where Do We Go from Here?
This is an on-demand webinar that was recorded on a previous date. The webinar is about 1 hour in length. You will need to watch the webinar, receive a 75% or higher passing grade on a quiz, and then complete an evaluation to receive your certificate and complete this course. You will have access to this course for 1 year, starting on the purchase date.
The purpose of this session is to summarize the trajectory of the opioid crisis and related morbidity and mortality. Over the last two decades, adverse events from prescription opioids have soared in the United States. In 2015, more Americans died of these products than ever before. It is estimated that roughly 3.8 million people misuse pain relievers every month and more than 2 million individuals are estimated to have an opioid use disorder every year, the majority of whom are not yet in treatment.
The aim of this presentation is to examine the public health issue related to opioid misuse and to summarize the recommendations from the Relieving Pain report. The presentation will also provide an evidence-based review of non-pharmacological approaches that are with the scope of practice for nurses.
- Summarize the trajectory of the opioid crisis and related morbidity and mortality
- Describe at least 3 types of Non-pharmacological interventions for pain management; For example; aromatherapy, music entrainment, touch therapies, breathing exercises, supplements; mindfulness, and meditation
- Discuss the results of an original research study on the effect of education on non-pharmacological approaches to pain management on nurses ’intentions to advocate for or utilize such approaches
Paul Prem Nathenson has been involved in ARN since the mid-1990s. He has served as both president and president elect of the organization, he has also been a conference chairperson and health policy committee chairperson. He is a recipient of the President’s award and the distinguished service award both from ARN. After working in rehabilitation and long-term care for more than 20 years, Prem decided on a new career path and went back to school to become a nurse practitioner. He works in a clinic called Simple Path Health & Wellness with his wife Nancy. He holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Methodist College in Omaha, Nebraska.
Sophie Nathenson, PhD, Associate Professor of Medical Sociology
Oregon Institute of Technology
Sophie Nathenson, Ph.D., is a Medical Sociologist and Associate Professor of Population Health at the Oregon Institute of Technology ("Oregon Tech"). Dr. Nathenson designs curriculum, teaches courses, and supervises community health projects. She designed Oregon Tech's Bachelor's Program in Population Health Management in 2014, and in 2015 launched the Population Health Management Research Center alongside her undergraduate students. In addition to serving as Director of the Population Health Management Research Center, she is faculty in the Masters in Marriage and Family Therapy and Masters in Allied Health programs at Oregon Tech. She holds a Certificate in Social Entrepreneurship from Portland State University, and works to develop health curriculum that integrates healthcare, education, private sectors, and community based organizations.
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