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Introduction to Opioid Use Disorders

Introduction to Opioid Use Disorders

Introduction to Opioid Use Disorders

Ian Fergusson
Ian Fergusson

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Launch date: 02 Jul 2017
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Last updated: 20 Jul 2017

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The purpose of this course is to provide nurses with a greater understanding of the current crisis related to opioid abuse in the US, and with the information necessary to recognize and act appropriately in the presence of an opioid-related event.


Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, you should be able to:

1. Discuss the increasing prevalence of opioids in drug abuse and drug-related deaths in the United States.

2. Distinguish the difference between opiates and opioids.

3. Name examples of opioids, both natural and synthetic.

4. Identify the primary factor contributing to the rise of opioid abuse in the United States.

5. Name the new diagnosis designated to opioid abuse and/or dependence in the DSM V.

6. Identify signs of opioid abuse

7. Identify signs of opioid overdose

8. Discuss opioid withdrawal and identify likely signs of this.

9. Name the three symptoms signs found in the Opioid Overdose Triad

10. Discuss the initial treatment of an opioid overdose.
Ian Fergusson

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Ian Fergusson

Valerie Fergusson, RN, RMN and Ian Fergusson, LPN offer a combined 60 years of nursing experience. Valerie Fergusson brings over 30 years of strong comprehensive nursing knowledge and research with 15 years of practical, theoretical, and research experience in oncology. Ian Fergusson brings over 30 years of clinical psychiatrics in Geriatrics, Adults and Children & Adolescents while working as a Registered Mental Nurse in the United Kingdom and as a LPN in the United States. In addition, Ian brings an expert analytical and organizational writing skill with proven experience.

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This course has been certified by or provided by the following Certified Organization/s:

  • Florida Board of Nursing
  • 3.00 Hours -
    Exam Pass Rate: 70

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