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Webinar: Assessing Risks in the Misuse of Opioids Among Agricultural Workers – A Guide for Rural Clinicians
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Webinars

Dr. Ali Hartman, Consulting PT, DPT, CF-L1, Pro-Activity North Carolina and Charlotte Halverson, RN, BSN, COHN-S, Clinical Director, AgriSafe Network 

Prescription opioids are often the first-line therapy to treat chronic and acute pain 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. Properly assessing for these characteristics among other abuse or addiction risk factors, is critical in providing treatment that is both appropriate and effective. The training module will seek to provide insight on misuse risk factors among farmers to better inform healthcare providers on warning signs in this specific cohort.

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

  • List potential risk factors for opioid misuse among farmers.
  • Understand proper opioid misuse assessment strategies.
  • Identify effective alternatives for treating chronic and acute pain among farmers
Register here

Registration will take place in the AgriSafe Learning Lab. If you are not currently an AgriSafe member, you can still register after setting up a free Profile.

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