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Webinar: On the Front Lines of the Opioid Crisis
April 26, 2017 . 1:00 pm - 2:00 pmFree
Join us for a complimentary one-hour webinar co-hosted by the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation and ABILITY Network. Pamela Shultz, MD, of the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, will discuss the practical steps primary care providers can take now to help slow the ever-increasing use of prescription and illicit opioids. She will describe the rise of the causes of the problem and steps that can be taken to address it. Time will be allotted for Q&A.
Dr. Shultz will cover:
- Safe prescribing practices for opioid therapy, including comparison of CDC guidelines with others
- Identifying patients who are misusing or diverting prescriptions
- Evidence-based treatment options for opioid use disorders
- Considerations for precautionary prescribing of naloxone for overdoses