OPIOID Education for Healthcare Providers – Online Course – OC1422

Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers is a self-directed, eLearning course and is for use by a single student that includes modules such as recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of CPR and reversal agents), details of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder, pathophysiology of pain and opioids leading to addiction, and managing acute pain with alternative pain management options.

This 30 minute long course educates participants in the pathophysiology of opioid overdose; special considerations on how to care for overdose patients, including naloxone administration; recognizing the need for high-quality CPR; and use of a defibrillator.

The AHA’s Opioid Education for Healthcare Providers Course is designed for healthcare professionals and other personnel who need an understanding of the opioid epidemic, pathophysiology of opioids, and special considerations on how to care for overdose patients.

This course is a self-directed eLearning course taken online via the Web or a Learning Management System (LMS). No hands-on skills session is required.  This course is intended for US audiences only.

This course includes the following modules:

  • Recognition and treatment of opioid overdose (use of naloxone and CPR as indicated)
  • Overview of the opioid epidemic and opioid use disorder
  • Pathophysiology of opioids leading to addiction
  • Explanation of Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT)
  • Importance of integrated treatment