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OPIOID SAFETY SEMINAR

IMPROVING PATIENT SAFETY IN THE OPIOID CRISIS:

What is the Prescriber's Role?

Held Wednesday, May 10, 2017

 

Intended Audience:  Physicians of all specialties, dentists, oral surgeons, podiatrists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, and medical office staff.

 

DUPAGE COUNTY—Heroin and opioid-related overdose deaths are at epidemic levels nationally and in DuPage County. Opioid use disorder often starts with prescribed opioids, and may lead to overdose.

In an ongoing response to the increased misuse of opioids and related deaths, the DuPage County Health Department hosted a symposium, Improving Patient Safety in the Opioid Crisis: What is the Prescriber’s Role?  Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Medinah Shrine Center in Addison, Ill.

The Program Agenda and guest speakers included:

The Public Health Response to Opioid Use Disorder in DuPage County
Rashmi Chugh, MD MPH, Medical Officer, DuPage County Health Department

How Illinois is Addressing the Opioid Crisis
Kimberly Fornero, Illinois Department of Health and Human Services

Safe Prescribing:  Opioid Efficacy and the Prescriber's Role
Natalie Kirilichin, MD, George Washington University, Department of Emergency Medicine

Opioid Neuroscience:  Pain Control vs. Euphoria; Adults vs. Adolescents
Celeste Napier, PhD, Rush University Medical Center

Role of Primary Care Physicians in Managing Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Referral for Treatment
Elizabeth Salsibury-Afshar, MD, Chicago Department of Public Health

Attendees learned about the history, scope and causes of the opioid crisis, how to apply evidence-based guidelines for pain management and had a better understanding of the prescriber's role in managing the use of opioids, and more.

 

Seminar Materials:
Program Guide
Agenda

Presentations:

  1. The Public Health Response to Opioid Use Disorder in DuPage County
  2. How Illinois is Addressing the Opioid Crisis
  3. Safe Prescribing:  Opioid Efficacy and the Prescriber's Role
  4. Opioid Neuroscience:  Pain Control vs. Euphoria; Adults vs. Adolescents
  5. Role of Primary Care Physicians in Managing Chronic Pain, Opioid Use Disorder and Referral for Treatment

Additional Resources:
AMA:

Drugabuse.gov:


DuPage County Health Department

JAMA Psychiatry:

Mariano's Pharmacy:

National Safety Council:
Doctors Uniquely Positioned to Reduce Painkiller Misuse

Walgreens:

 

2014 Opioid Safety Seminar Materials