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Webinar: Safety Sensitivity of Opioid Use in High Hazardous Industries Such as Agriculture
Friday, April 30, 2021, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Heather Lyons-Burney, Pharm.D.,
Clinical Assistant Professor, Division of Pharmacy Practice and Administration, UMKC School of Pharmacy at MSU

Ann Marie Butler Kemp, MD
Professor and Associate Director Family Medicine Residency Program, Associate Professor Clinical Pharmacy, USCIS Civil Surgeon, University of Mississippi Medical Center

Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S
Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network 

The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine released recommendations for opioid prescribing based on safety-sensitive occupations. Safety-sensitive work is typically classified as operating motor vehicles, modes of transportation, other heavy machinery, or tasks requiring high levels of cognitive function or judgement. Farm duties frequently demand the use of heavy machinery, and concurrent use of narcotics alongside safety-sensitive work can be dangerous. This training educates healthcare providers on how to assess occupational agricultural risks and corresponding patient guidance for those who are taking opioid medications.

By the end of the webinar, participants will be able to: 

  • Identify what classifies as a safety-sensitive occupation and why
  • Describe the dangers involved with prescription opioid use and safety-sensitive occupations
  • Understand how best to discuss with patients who have safety-sensitive occupations alternatives to prescription opioids
  • Identify best practices for naloxone prescribing and use in a rural or agricultural setting
  • Discuss implications of medication assisted therapies for Opioid Use Disorder in safety-sensitive occupations
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Contact: Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]