Last updated on May 1st, 2024 at 02:10 pm

Opioid misuse has been identified as a national public health crisis. AgriSafe has developed a series of trainings for health care professionals to help them better respond to the unique and often overlooked needs of people working in agriculture.

  1. Talking to Farmers About Pain – The occupational hazards that farmers face put them at an increased risk for acute and chronic pain as a result of ergonomic repetition, accident, or surgical procedure. This module will focus on how to transform the conversation between provider and patient to improve health outcomes and patient satisfaction.
  2. Assessment of Opioid Misuse Risk Among Farmers – Prescribing opioids to farmer populations that may not seek regular treatment or have access to alternative therapies increases the risk for potential opioid misuse. This module will seek to provide insight on misuse risk factors among farmers to better inform healthcare providers on warning signs in this specific cohort.
  3. Safety-Sensitivity of Opioid Use in Agriculture – Farm duties frequently demand the use of heavy machinery, and concurrent use of opioids with safety-sensitive work can be very dangerous. The module will educate healthcare providers on how best to manage occupational duties alongside providing adequate patient care which will help prevent further agricultural opioid misuse.
  4. Naloxone Training: Responding to Opioid Overdose – Overdose deaths are a leading cause of injury-related death in the United States and the majority of overdose deaths involve opioids. This epidemic is impacting communities all across the country. Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids when given in time. This session is designed to prepare communities and non-medical public and safety professionals to recognize and respond to an opioid overdose. Participants will learn the warning signs of opioid overdose and how to intervene safely using naloxone. 
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  • Receive up to 4 hours of online learning.

  • Trainings are online and on-demand, so they fit in your schedule.

  • Increase competence in prevention, identification, and assessment of opioid use disorder commonly experienced by people working in agriculture.

Last updated on May 1st, 2024 at 02:10 pm

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