Behavioral Health : Counselor: Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond

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About the author:

AmandaLaManna, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC is a nurse practitioner living and practicing inRochester, New York. Amanda has worked in emergency medicine for the past 4years and currently works at the region’s Level I trauma and tertiary carecenter. Amanda also works as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Amandagraduated in 2011 from Yale School of Nursing, where she completed a master’sdegree specializing in both adult and women’s health. Prior to working inemergency medicine, Amanda worked in the pain management specialty with aphysician committed to reducing the excessive use of opioids for chronic pain.Amanda came to the medical field from a background in the arts, obtaining adual degree in violin performance and Italian literary studies from theUniversity of Connecticut in 2008. She is a proud mother to one-year-old twingirls.

 

CourseDescription:

Inthis course, the Healthcare professional will learn about the pharmacology ofopioids, risk factors for opioid addiction and individual and communityconsequences of addiction. Additionally, the provider will become familiar withthe levels of prevention theory and how to effectively prevent, screen, treat,and reduce harm from opioid addiction.

 

CourseObjectives:

1.   Describe the basicpharmacological process of opioids and understand the difference between opioid agonists, partial-agonists, andantagonists.

2.   Explain the difference betweenopioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

3.   Describe the symptoms ofopioid withdrawal syndrome.

4.   Identify early childhoodexperiences that are risk factors for development of chronic diseases.

5.   Define neuroadaptation andexplain long-term effects of opioids on the brain.

6.   Recognize the role of the Healthcareprofessional in promoting the theory of prevention as it applies to opioid addiction.

7.   Define two risk factors andtwo protective factors for substance abuse.

8.   Learn to advocate for thepatient population at-risk for opioid abuse and overdose by having a clear understanding of the neurobiologyof addiction.

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Behavioral Health : Counselor: Overdose: Pain Pills, Heroin, Fentanyl and Beyond

4.50

About the author:

AmandaLaManna, MSN, NP-C, WHNP-BC is a nurse practitioner living and practicing inRochester, New York. Amanda has worked in emergency medicine for the past 4years and currently works at the region’s Level I trauma and tertiary carecenter. Amanda also works as a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE). Amandagraduated in 2011 from Yale School of Nursing, where she completed a master’sdegree specializing in both adult and women’s health. Prior to working inemergency medicine, Amanda worked in the pain management specialty with aphysician committed to reducing the excessive use of opioids for chronic pain.Amanda came to the medical field from a background in the arts, obtaining adual degree in violin performance and Italian literary studies from theUniversity of Connecticut in 2008. She is a proud mother to one-year-old twingirls.

 

CourseDescription:

Inthis course, the Healthcare professional will learn about the pharmacology ofopioids, risk factors for opioid addiction and individual and communityconsequences of addiction. Additionally, the provider will become familiar withthe levels of prevention theory and how to effectively prevent, screen, treat,and reduce harm from opioid addiction.

 

CourseObjectives:

1.   Describe the basicpharmacological process of opioids and understand the difference between opioid agonists, partial-agonists, andantagonists.

2.   Explain the difference betweenopioid tolerance, dependence, and addiction.

3.   Describe the symptoms ofopioid withdrawal syndrome.

4.   Identify early childhoodexperiences that are risk factors for development of chronic diseases.

5.   Define neuroadaptation andexplain long-term effects of opioids on the brain.

6.   Recognize the role of the Healthcareprofessional in promoting the theory of prevention as it applies to opioid addiction.

7.   Define two risk factors andtwo protective factors for substance abuse.

8.   Learn to advocate for thepatient population at-risk for opioid abuse and overdose by having a clear understanding of the neurobiologyof addiction.