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Nurse Scholar Webinar: The Opioid Crisis: Evolution, Impact on Workers, Mitigation Strategies
Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Cost: $75
AgriSafe members: $60 with promo code
Nurse Scholar participants: included in course fee

Presenter: Rupali Das, MD, MPH 
Zenith Insurance Company 

Summary: 
Prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of unintentional death in the United States. Opioid overuse, which accounts for a large fraction of unintentional drug deaths, is a serious public health problem with significant impacts on individuals, communities, and businesses. This webinar will explore the origins of the opioid epidemic, review the medical and social impacts of opioid prescriptions on workers and businesses, and discuss interventions to mitigate opioid overuse while providing appropriate treatment for injuries and pain. 

At the end of the presentations, participants will be able to: 
- Describe what the opioid crisis means 
- Understand the recent history leading to the current opioid crisis 
- List 3 health consequences of opioid use 
- Recognize the difference between physical dependence and addiction 
- Identify 3 ways to reduce the likelihood of opioid dependence

Register here

Contact: Natalie Roy - [email protected] or Stacey Jenkins - [email protected]