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About the Webconference
The United States is in the midst of a public health crisis in part stemming from the abuse of prescription opioids. In the past fifteen years, the number of drug overdoses in the U.S. has nearly tripled, resulting in 52,404 deaths in 2015 alone. Over 63% of these drug overdoses were from opioids (Source: CDC MMWR).The opioid epidemic continues to sweet across the nation, affecting communities in every state; thousands of individuals have suffered from opioid use disorder and overdose.
In this webconference, we will present an update on the national status and causes of the opioid epidemic and share tactics for mobilizing hospital and health system resources to prevent addiction, proactively manage pain, and increase access to addiction treatment.
What You'll Learn:
- How to use a holistic framework to define a comprehensive opioid response strategy
- How you can use your current resources to fight the opioid epidemic
- Understand the current national status and causes of the opioid epidemic