Opioid Withdrawal

Overview

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Credits

1.00

Post Assessment Questions

7

Expiration Date

31 Dec 2025

Last Reviewed

1 Jan 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

60 Minutes


 
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Activity Description

Opioid withdrawal syndrome is a life-threatening condition resulting from opioid dependence. Opioids are a group of drugs used to manage severe pain and include morphine, heroin, oxycontin, codeine, methadone, and hydromorphone. Opioids are sometimes misused, as they can assist with mental relaxation and pain relief and can produce a sense of euphoria. Chronic opioid use can lead to the development of potentially incapacitating dependence. This activity describes the evaluation and management of opioid withdrawal and highlights the interprofessional team's role in improving care for affected patients.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of social workers.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Describe the epidemiology of opioid withdrawal syndrome.
  • Summarize signs and symptoms of opioid withdrawal syndrome.
  • Explain the management of opioid withdrawal syndrome.
  • Outline the importance of improving care coordination among interprofessional team members to improve outcomes for patients with opioid withdrawal syndrome.

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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been jointly planned and implemented by Continuing Education, Inc./University at Sea® and StatPearls. Continuing Education, Inc, is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

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  5. Complete the post-activity assessment.
  6. Obtain a certificate.

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